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2007 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 732 683 92.8 90.0-94.9 49 7.2 5.1-10.0
Age
< 20 years 97 94 97.5 88.1-99.5 3 2.5 0.5-11.9
20-24 years 190 180 94.1 88.0-97.2 10 5.9 2.8-12.0
25-34 years 353 325 91.5 86.9-94.6 28 8.5 5.4-13.1
35+ years 92 84 89.3 78.8-95.0 8 10.7 5.0-21.2
Race
White 519 488 93.1 89.8-95.4 31 6.9 4.6-10.2
Black 187 172 94.0 87.5-97.2 15 6.0 2.8-12.5
Other 26 23 77.0 47.9-92.4 3 23.0 7.6-52.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 80 85.3 74.5-92.0 12 14.7 8.0-25.5
No 639 602 94.3 91.6-96.2 37 5.7 3.8- 8.4
Education
< High School 134 129 94.7 87.0-97.9 5 5.3 2.1-13.0
High School 203 190 95.4 90.1-97.9 13 4.6 2.1- 9.9
> High School 394 363 90.5 86.0-93.6 31 9.5 6.4-14.0
Marital Status
Married 434 405 91.9 88.0-94.6 29 8.1 5.4-12.0
Other 298 278 94.0 89.3-96.7 20 6.0 3.3-10.7
Income
14,999 or less 192 178 92.5 85.9-96.1 14 7.5 3.9-14.1
15,000-24,999 122 113 93.2 84.6-97.1 9 6.8 2.9-15.4
25,000-49,999 140 136 97.1 90.5-99.2 4 2.9 0.8- 9.5
50,000 or more 230 211 90.2 84.2-94.1 19 9.8 5.9-15.8
WIC recipient
No 393 365 91.9 87.8-94.7 28 8.1 5.3-12.2
Yes 331 310 93.7 89.2-96.3 21 6.3 3.7-10.8
Medicaid recipient
No 333 312 92.0 87.5-95.0 21 8.0 5.0-12.5
Yes 399 371 93.5 89.5-96.0 28 6.5 4.0-10.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 343 94.0 91.0-96.0 21 6.0 4.0- 9.0
2500+ grams 368 340 92.7 89.6-94.9 28 7.3 5.1-10.4

*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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