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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED, OR BLEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 348 289 78.7 72.5-83.9 59 21.3 16.1-27.5
Age
< 20 years 35 30 87.4 62.3-96.7 5 12.6 3.3-37.7
20-24 years 99 77 73.1 59.6-83.3 22 26.9 16.7-40.4
25-34 years 183 154 79.5 71.0-85.9 29 20.5 14.1-29.0
35+ years 31 28 84.7 61.9-95.0 3 15.3 5.0-38.1
Race
White 268 222 79.7 72.9-85.1 46 20.3 14.9-27.1
Black 68 58 74.5 55.7-87.1 10 25.5 12.9-44.3
Other 12 9 75.3 30.0-95.6 3 24.7 4.4-70.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 49 44 90.7 75.8-96.8 5 9.3 3.2-24.2
No 299 245 75.9 68.7-81.8 54 24.1 18.2-31.3
Education
< High School 69 56 81.9 67.5-90.8 13 18.1 9.2-32.5
High School 98 87 89.9 78.5-95.6 11 10.1 4.4-21.5
> High School 180 146 73.3 64.1-80.8 34 26.7 19.2-35.9
Marital Status
Married 223 184 77.3 69.5-83.6 39 22.7 16.4-30.5
Other 125 105 81.5 69.9-89.3 20 18.5 10.7-30.1
Income
14,999 or less 101 86 79.2 66.4-88.0 15 20.8 12.0-33.6
15,000-24,999 58 47 79.4 61.2-90.4 11 20.6 9.6-38.8
25,000-49,999 62 50 74.8 58.9-86.0 12 25.2 14.0-41.1
50,000 or more 96 78 75.7 63.2-85.0 18 24.3 15.0-36.8
WIC recipient
No 180 154 81.7 73.4-87.9 26 18.3 12.1-26.6
Yes 166 133 75.3 65.3-83.2 33 24.7 16.8-34.7
Medicaid recipient
No 163 135 77.7 68.6-84.8 28 22.3 15.2-31.4
Yes 185 154 79.7 70.6-86.5 31 20.3 13.5-29.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 176 155 87.4 81.5-91.6 21 12.6 8.4-18.5
2500+ grams 172 134 77.8 70.9-83.5 38 22.2 16.5-29.1

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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