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2007 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 732 587 77.0 72.8-80.7 145 23.0 19.3-27.2
Age
< 20 years 97 64 69.0 55.9-79.6 33 31.0 20.4-44.1
20-24 years 190 144 71.8 62.8-79.3 46 28.2 20.7-37.2
25-34 years 353 294 79.6 73.6-84.6 59 20.4 15.4-26.4
35+ years 92 85 88.1 76.2-94.4 7 11.9 5.6-23.8
Race
White 519 421 77.8 73.0-82.1 98 22.2 17.9-27.0
Black 187 147 75.0 65.3-82.7 40 25.0 17.3-34.7
Other 26 19 71.9 44.0-89.3 7 28.1 10.7-56.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 67 74.0 62.2-83.2 25 26.0 16.8-37.8
No 639 519 77.6 73.0-81.6 120 22.4 18.4-27.0
Education
< High School 134 98 75.5 65.1-83.6 36 24.5 16.4-34.9
High School 203 154 73.5 65.0-80.6 49 26.5 19.4-35.0
> High School 394 334 79.7 73.9-84.4 60 20.3 15.6-26.1
Marital Status
Married 434 360 78.0 72.6-82.6 74 22.0 17.4-27.4
Other 298 227 75.8 68.8-81.6 71 24.2 18.4-31.2
Income
14,999 or less 192 144 73.3 64.3-80.8 48 26.7 19.2-35.7
15,000-24,999 122 87 67.0 55.1-77.1 35 33.0 22.9-44.9
25,000-49,999 140 110 74.7 64.3-82.8 30 25.3 17.2-35.7
50,000 or more 230 205 86.0 79.3-90.8 25 14.0 9.2-20.7
WIC recipient
No 393 333 80.8 75.2-85.4 60 19.2 14.6-24.8
Yes 331 246 72.4 65.7-78.3 85 27.6 21.7-34.3
Medicaid recipient
No 333 288 82.3 76.4-86.9 45 17.7 13.1-23.6
Yes 399 299 72.8 66.7-78.2 100 27.2 21.8-33.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 305 82.4 78.1-86.0 59 17.6 14.0-21.9
2500+ grams 368 282 76.4 71.8-80.5 86 23.6 19.5-28.2

*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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