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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 732 660 91.0 87.9-93.3 72 9.0 6.7-12.1
Age
< 20 years 97 88 89.1 77.6-95.1 9 10.9 4.9-22.4
20-24 years 190 168 91.1 84.5-95.1 22 8.9 4.9-15.5
25-34 years 353 319 91.8 87.3-94.8 34 8.2 5.2-12.7
35+ years 92 85 89.7 78.0-95.5 7 10.3 4.5-22.0
Race
White 519 466 90.8 87.1-93.5 53 9.2 6.5-12.9
Black 187 170 90.6 83.0-95.0 17 9.4 5.0-17.0
Other 26 24 98.5 93.9-99.6 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 76 84.3 73.6-91.2 16 15.7 8.8-26.4
No 639 583 92.3 89.2-94.6 56 7.7 5.4-10.8
Education
< High School 134 116 87.8 78.9-93.3 18 12.2 6.7-21.1
High School 203 186 93.5 87.8-96.7 17 6.5 3.3-12.2
> High School 394 357 90.7 86.2-93.9 37 9.3 6.1-13.8
Marital Status
Married 434 396 91.7 87.8-94.4 38 8.3 5.6-12.2
Other 298 264 90.0 84.6-93.7 34 10.0 6.3-15.4
Income
14,999 or less 192 166 88.3 81.0-93.1 26 11.7 6.9-19.0
15,000-24,999 122 110 92.1 83.2-96.5 12 7.9 3.5-16.8
25,000-49,999 140 127 92.8 85.3-96.6 13 7.2 3.4-14.7
50,000 or more 230 213 91.2 85.1-94.9 17 8.8 5.1-14.9
WIC recipient
No 393 362 91.7 87.4-94.6 31 8.3 5.4-12.6
Yes 331 290 90.0 85.1-93.4 41 10.0 6.6-14.9
Medicaid recipient
No 333 309 92.2 87.6-95.2 24 7.8 4.8-12.4
Yes 399 351 90.0 85.5-93.2 48 10.0 6.8-14.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 324 88.8 85.2-91.7 40 11.2 8.3-14.8
2500+ grams 368 336 91.2 87.8-93.7 32 8.8 6.3-12.2

*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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