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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WANTED OR NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE TO FEED THE BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 599 542 89.1 85.3-92.0 57 10.9 8.0-14.7
Age
< 20 years 58 49 78.3 60.7-89.4 9 21.7 10.6-39.3
20-24 years 139 122 88.7 80.1-93.8 17 11.3 6.2-19.9
25-34 years 306 283 93.0 88.6-95.8 23 7.0 4.2-11.4
35+ years 96 88 83.2 68.9-91.7 8 16.8 8.3-31.1
Race
White 449 409 90.5 86.5-93.4 40 9.5 6.6-13.5
Black 125 109 84.0 73.0-91.0 16 16.0 9.0-27.0
Other 25 24 93.8 66.7-99.1 1 6.2 0.9-33.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 84 82 97.1 84.2-99.5 2 2.9 0.5-15.8
No 515 460 87.3 82.9-90.6 55 12.7 9.4-17.1
Education
< High School 87 81 91.7 80.3-96.8 6 8.3 3.2-19.7
High School 184 168 87.8 79.7-93.0 16 12.2 7.0-20.3
> High School 327 292 88.7 83.5-92.5 35 11.3 7.5-16.5
Marital Status
Married 391 355 89.9 85.3-93.2 36 10.1 6.8-14.7
Other 208 187 87.9 80.8-92.6 21 12.1 7.4-19.2
Income
14,999 or less 144 133 90.0 81.1-95.0 11 10.0 5.0-18.9
15,000-24,999 98 88 86.7 75.0-93.4 10 13.3 6.6-25.0
25,000-49,999 126 110 87.3 78.0-93.0 16 12.7 7.0-22.0
50,000 or more 178 162 90.3 83.3-94.6 16 9.7 5.4-16.7
WIC recipient
No 330 298 89.2 84.0-92.8 32 10.8 7.2-16.0
Yes 262 237 88.6 82.3-92.9 25 11.4 7.1-17.7
Medicaid recipient
No 304 273 89.2 83.9-92.8 31 10.8 7.2-16.1
Yes 295 269 89.0 83.1-93.0 26 11.0 7.0-16.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 290 268 92.6 88.8-95.1 22 7.4 4.9-11.2
2500+ grams 309 274 88.7 84.5-91.9 35 11.3 8.1-15.5

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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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