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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I HAD TOO MANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 732 640 88.4 85.0-91.1 92 11.6 8.9-15.0
Age
< 20 years 97 86 90.1 78.8-95.7 11 9.9 4.3-21.2
20-24 years 190 167 88.5 81.3-93.1 23 11.5 6.9-18.7
25-34 years 353 307 88.1 83.0-91.8 46 11.9 8.2-17.0
35+ years 92 80 87.4 76.1-93.8 12 12.6 6.2-23.9
Race
White 519 467 90.8 87.2-93.5 52 9.2 6.5-12.8
Black 187 149 79.7 70.6-86.5 38 20.3 13.5-29.4
Other 26 24 97.6 90.7-99.4 2 2.4 0.6- 9.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 89 98.2 91.5-99.6 3 1.8 0.4- 8.5
No 639 550 86.4 82.5-89.5 89 13.6 10.5-17.5
Education
< High School 134 116 87.8 78.9-93.3 18 12.2 6.7-21.1
High School 203 177 88.5 81.6-93.0 26 11.5 7.0-18.4
> High School 394 347 88.6 83.8-92.1 47 11.4 7.9-16.2
Marital Status
Married 434 383 88.9 84.6-92.1 51 11.1 7.9-15.4
Other 298 257 87.8 82.0-91.9 41 12.2 8.1-18.0
Income
14,999 or less 192 169 88.7 81.3-93.4 23 11.3 6.6-18.7
15,000-24,999 122 100 81.8 70.9-89.2 22 18.2 10.8-29.1
25,000-49,999 140 117 85.7 76.8-91.6 23 14.3 8.4-23.2
50,000 or more 230 209 91.5 85.6-95.1 21 8.5 4.9-14.4
WIC recipient
No 393 348 88.9 84.2-92.3 45 11.1 7.7-15.8
Yes 331 284 87.7 82.3-91.5 47 12.3 8.5-17.7
Medicaid recipient
No 333 297 89.8 84.9-93.2 36 10.2 6.8-15.1
Yes 399 343 87.3 82.4-91.0 56 12.7 9.0-17.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 313 85.5 81.5-88.7 51 14.5 11.3-18.5
2500+ grams 368 327 88.7 85.0-91.6 41 11.3 8.4-15.0

*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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