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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I GOT SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 599 562 95.1 92.2-97.0 37 4.9 3.0- 7.8
Age
< 20 years 58 55 95.9 81.1-99.2 3 4.1 0.8-18.9
20-24 years 139 132 97.2 92.1-99.1 7 2.8 0.9- 7.9
25-34 years 306 288 94.7 89.7-97.4 18 5.3 2.6-10.3
35+ years 96 87 91.6 79.3-96.9 9 8.4 3.1-20.7
Race
White 449 421 95.0 91.3-97.2 28 5.0 2.8- 8.7
Black 125 117 95.9 88.5-98.6 8 4.1 1.4-11.5
Other 25 24 93.0 63.8-99.0 1 7.0 1.0-36.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 84 75 87.1 74.2-94.0 9 12.9 6.0-25.8
No 515 487 97.0 94.5-98.3 28 3.0 1.7- 5.5
Education
< High School 87 80 90.4 78.0-96.2 7 9.6 3.8-22.0
High School 184 173 96.1 90.6-98.4 11 3.9 1.6- 9.4
> High School 327 308 96.4 92.9-98.2 19 3.6 1.8- 7.1
Marital Status
Married 391 367 95.8 92.4-97.7 24 4.2 2.3- 7.6
Other 208 195 94.2 87.9-97.3 13 5.8 2.7-12.1
Income
14,999 or less 144 135 96.1 88.9-98.7 9 3.9 1.3-11.1
15,000-24,999 98 94 95.1 83.0-98.7 4 4.9 1.3-17.0
25,000-49,999 126 118 94.1 86.4-97.6 8 5.9 2.4-13.6
50,000 or more 178 168 96.9 91.3-98.9 10 3.1 1.1- 8.7
WIC recipient
No 330 309 94.7 90.0-97.3 21 5.3 2.7-10.0
Yes 262 246 95.5 90.8-97.8 16 4.5 2.2- 9.2
Medicaid recipient
No 304 284 94.7 90.0-97.2 20 5.3 2.8-10.0
Yes 295 278 95.6 90.9-97.9 17 4.4 2.1- 9.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 290 265 91.9 88.3-94.5 25 8.1 5.5-11.7
2500+ grams 309 297 95.5 92.1-97.5 12 4.5 2.5- 7.9

~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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