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2006 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 599 490 78.2 73.5-82.3 109 21.8 17.7-26.5
Age
< 20 years 58 42 69.4 51.7-82.8 16 30.6 17.2-48.3
20-24 years 139 112 79.4 69.7-86.6 27 20.6 13.4-30.3
25-34 years 306 245 75.8 68.8-81.6 61 24.2 18.4-31.2
35+ years 96 91 94.2 81.5-98.3 5 5.8 1.7-18.5
Race
White 449 377 82.0 76.9-86.2 72 18.0 13.8-23.1
Black 125 94 68.7 56.6-78.7 31 31.3 21.3-43.4
Other 25 19 67.2 42.3-85.1 6 32.8 14.9-57.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 84 73 88.9 77.1-95.0 11 11.1 5.0-22.9
No 515 417 75.8 70.4-80.5 98 24.2 19.5-29.6
Education
< High School 87 69 78.5 64.8-87.8 18 21.5 12.2-35.2
High School 184 145 71.9 62.1-80.0 39 28.1 20.0-37.9
> High School 327 275 81.7 75.8-86.4 52 18.3 13.6-24.2
Marital Status
Married 391 324 80.6 75.1-85.2 67 19.4 14.8-24.9
Other 208 166 74.9 66.2-82.0 42 25.1 18.0-33.8
Income
14,999 or less 144 116 77.7 67.3-85.6 28 22.3 14.4-32.7
15,000-24,999 98 80 76.8 63.2-86.4 18 23.2 13.6-36.8
25,000-49,999 126 97 73.7 62.5-82.5 29 26.3 17.5-37.5
50,000 or more 178 155 85.9 78.5-91.1 23 14.1 8.9-21.5
WIC recipient
No 330 278 79.6 73.1-84.8 52 20.4 15.2-26.9
Yes 262 206 76.2 68.6-82.4 56 23.8 17.6-31.4
Medicaid recipient
No 304 259 81.8 75.4-86.8 45 18.2 13.2-24.6
Yes 295 231 75.0 67.8-81.1 64 25.0 18.9-32.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 290 248 83.8 78.6-87.9 42 16.2 12.1-21.4
2500+ grams 309 242 77.7 72.4-82.2 67 22.3 17.8-27.6

~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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