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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I HAD TOO MANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 472 88.9 85.4-91.7 63 11.1 8.3-14.6
Age
< 20 years 65 60 93.9 82.4-98.0 5 6.1 2.0-17.6
20-24 years 132 115 87.1 78.4-92.6 17 12.9 7.4-21.6
25-34 years 267 236 88.7 83.5-92.4 31 11.3 7.6-16.5
35+ years 71 61 88.6 77.0-94.8 10 11.4 5.2-23.0
Race
White 380 337 89.3 85.2-92.4 43 10.7 7.6-14.8
Black 135 117 86.8 77.6-92.6 18 13.2 7.4-22.4
Other 20 18 92.6 68.3-98.7 2 7.4 1.3-31.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 72 94.1 83.9-98.0 4 5.9 2.0-16.1
No 459 400 88.0 84.0-91.1 59 12.0 8.9-16.0
Education
< High School 100 92 92.2 83.1-96.6 8 7.8 3.4-16.9
High School 154 138 89.3 81.8-93.9 16 10.7 6.1-18.2
> High School 281 242 87.4 82.2-91.2 39 12.6 8.8-17.8
Marital Status
Married 307 270 88.0 83.1-91.6 37 12.0 8.4-16.9
Other 228 202 90.1 84.5-93.9 26 9.9 6.1-15.5
Income
14,999 or less 152 136 90.3 83.0-94.7 16 9.7 5.3-17.0
15,000-24,999 78 68 84.8 72.5-92.2 10 15.2 7.8-27.5
25,000-49,999 103 90 88.3 79.4-93.7 13 11.7 6.3-20.6
50,000 or more 161 142 89.4 82.9-93.7 19 10.6 6.3-17.1
WIC recipient
No 285 251 90.2 85.5-93.5 34 9.8 6.5-14.5
Yes 242 214 87.9 82.2-92.0 28 12.1 8.0-17.8
Medicaid recipient
No 245 219 90.6 85.6-93.9 26 9.4 6.1-14.4
Yes 290 253 87.5 82.1-91.4 37 12.5 8.6-17.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 188 86.8 81.7-90.7 29 13.2 9.3-18.3
2500+ grams 318 284 89.2 85.2-92.2 34 10.8 7.8-14.8

*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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