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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 732 510 65.6 61.0-69.9 222 34.4 30.1-39.0
Age
< 20 years 97 78 74.6 61.4-84.5 19 25.4 15.5-38.6
20-24 years 190 130 63.8 54.5-72.1 60 36.2 27.9-45.5
25-34 years 353 240 65.4 58.8-71.5 113 34.6 28.5-41.2
35+ years 92 62 59.6 46.4-71.5 30 40.4 28.5-53.6
Race
White 519 361 66.0 60.6-70.9 158 34.0 29.1-39.4
Black 187 127 61.3 51.2-70.5 60 38.7 29.5-48.8
Other 26 22 89.8 62.1-97.9 4 10.2 2.1-37.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 65 67.8 55.7-77.9 27 32.2 22.1-44.3
No 639 444 65.1 60.1-69.8 195 34.9 30.2-39.9
Education
< High School 134 107 77.4 67.2-85.2 27 22.6 14.8-32.8
High School 203 149 68.1 59.2-75.8 54 31.9 24.2-40.8
> High School 394 253 59.1 52.6-65.2 141 40.9 34.8-47.4
Marital Status
Married 434 295 64.0 58.1-69.5 139 36.0 30.5-41.9
Other 298 215 67.5 60.1-74.2 83 32.5 25.8-39.9
Income
14,999 or less 192 139 69.6 60.4-77.5 53 30.4 22.5-39.6
15,000-24,999 122 83 63.2 51.1-73.8 39 36.8 26.2-48.9
25,000-49,999 140 98 63.7 52.8-73.4 42 36.3 26.6-47.2
50,000 or more 230 153 63.0 54.9-70.4 77 37.0 29.6-45.1
WIC recipient
No 393 267 64.5 58.2-70.3 126 35.5 29.7-41.8
Yes 331 238 66.7 59.7-73.1 93 33.3 26.9-40.3
Medicaid recipient
No 333 223 63.9 57.1-70.1 110 36.1 29.9-42.9
Yes 399 287 66.9 60.5-72.8 112 33.1 27.2-39.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 274 75.8 71.3-79.8 90 24.2 20.2-28.7
2500+ grams 368 236 64.5 59.5-69.3 132 35.5 30.7-40.5

*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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