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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY NURSING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 732 560 77.3 73.1-81.0 172 22.7 19.0-26.9
Age
< 20 years 97 77 71.5 57.9-82.1 20 28.5 17.9-42.1
20-24 years 190 140 75.0 66.4-82.1 50 25.0 17.9-33.6
25-34 years 353 269 79.0 73.1-83.9 84 21.0 16.1-26.9
35+ years 92 74 82.5 70.5-90.3 18 17.5 9.7-29.5
Race
White 519 388 76.2 71.2-80.5 131 23.8 19.5-28.8
Black 187 154 83.1 74.3-89.3 33 16.9 10.7-25.7
Other 26 18 58.0 31.9-80.3 8 42.0 19.7-68.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 70 80.1 68.7-88.0 22 19.9 12.0-31.3
No 639 489 76.7 72.1-80.7 150 23.3 19.3-27.9
Education
< High School 134 111 77.4 66.8-85.3 23 22.6 14.7-33.2
High School 203 146 72.5 63.9-79.7 57 27.5 20.3-36.1
> High School 394 302 80.1 74.6-84.7 92 19.9 15.3-25.4
Marital Status
Married 434 331 78.8 73.6-83.2 103 21.2 16.8-26.4
Other 298 229 75.3 68.3-81.3 69 24.7 18.7-31.7
Income
14,999 or less 192 147 76.2 67.3-83.3 45 23.8 16.7-32.7
15,000-24,999 122 88 76.2 64.8-84.8 34 23.8 15.2-35.2
25,000-49,999 140 103 71.4 60.8-80.0 37 28.6 20.0-39.2
50,000 or more 230 182 81.0 74.0-86.5 48 19.0 13.5-26.0
WIC recipient
No 393 306 79.4 73.9-84.1 87 20.6 15.9-26.1
Yes 331 247 74.6 68.0-80.2 84 25.4 19.8-32.0
Medicaid recipient
No 333 258 81.1 75.3-85.7 75 18.9 14.3-24.7
Yes 399 302 74.3 68.2-79.6 97 25.7 20.4-31.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 274 75.8 71.2-79.8 90 24.2 20.2-28.8
2500+ grams 368 286 77.4 72.8-81.5 82 22.6 18.5-27.2

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

#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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