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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 732 543 74.4 70.1-78.3 189 25.6 21.7-29.9
Age
< 20 years 97 76 81.3 69.1-89.5 21 18.7 10.5-30.9
20-24 years 190 134 72.1 63.2-79.6 56 27.9 20.4-36.8
25-34 years 353 264 73.5 67.1-79.1 89 26.5 20.9-32.9
35+ years 92 69 75.1 62.7-84.4 23 24.9 15.6-37.3
Race
White 519 408 77.5 72.7-81.7 111 22.5 18.3-27.3
Black 187 117 64.2 54.2-73.0 70 35.8 27.0-45.8
Other 26 18 78.6 51.4-92.7 8 21.4 7.3-48.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 78 83.5 72.5-90.7 14 16.5 9.3-27.5
No 639 464 72.6 67.8-76.9 175 27.4 23.1-32.2
Education
< High School 134 107 76.7 66.1-84.7 27 23.3 15.3-33.9
High School 203 158 79.3 71.2-85.5 45 20.7 14.5-28.8
> High School 394 277 70.6 64.4-76.0 117 29.4 24.0-35.6
Marital Status
Married 434 325 75.1 69.7-79.9 109 24.9 20.1-30.3
Other 298 218 73.5 66.4-79.6 80 26.5 20.4-33.6
Income
14,999 or less 192 152 79.1 70.5-85.7 40 20.9 14.3-29.5
15,000-24,999 122 90 72.7 61.0-81.9 32 27.3 18.1-39.0
25,000-49,999 140 97 70.9 60.3-79.6 43 29.1 20.4-39.7
50,000 or more 230 164 71.5 63.7-78.3 66 28.5 21.7-36.3
WIC recipient
No 393 279 71.5 65.5-76.9 114 28.5 23.1-34.5
Yes 331 257 77.6 71.3-82.9 74 22.4 17.1-28.7
Medicaid recipient
No 333 236 73.0 66.7-78.5 97 27.0 21.5-33.3
Yes 399 307 75.5 69.5-80.7 92 24.5 19.3-30.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 270 74.4 69.7-78.5 94 25.6 21.5-30.3
2500+ grams 368 273 74.4 69.7-78.7 95 25.6 21.3-30.3

*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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