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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY BECAME SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 524 98.8 97.5-99.5 11 1.2 0.5- 2.5
Age
< 20 years 65 64 99.5 96.8-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
20-24 years 132 129 99.4 98.2-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8
25-34 years 267 263 98.8 96.1-99.6 4 1.2 0.4- 3.9
35+ years 71 68 96.9 88.4-99.2 3 3.1 0.8-11.6
Race
White 380 374 98.8 96.9-99.5 6 1.2 0.5- 3.1
Black 135 131 98.9 97.1-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9
Other 20 19 98.9 92.5-99.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 73 97.6 89.8-99.5 3 2.4 0.5-10.2
No 459 451 99.0 97.7-99.6 8 1.0 0.4- 2.3
Education
< High School 100 96 97.8 92.1-99.4 4 2.2 0.6- 7.9
High School 154 151 99.4 98.3-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 1.7
> High School 281 277 98.9 96.4-99.7 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6
Marital Status
Married 307 301 98.4 95.9-99.4 6 1.6 0.6- 4.1
Other 228 223 99.3 98.4-99.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Income
14,999 or less 152 150 99.6 98.4-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
15,000-24,999 78 77 99.7 98.2- 100 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
25,000-49,999 103 101 98.3 91.8-99.7 2 1.7 0.3- 8.2
50,000 or more 161 158 98.2 93.9-99.5 3 1.8 0.5- 6.1
WIC recipient
No 285 279 98.7 96.4-99.5 6 1.3 0.5- 3.6
Yes 242 238 99.1 96.6-99.7 4 0.9 0.3- 3.4
Medicaid recipient
No 245 240 98.6 96.0-99.5 5 1.4 0.5- 4.0
Yes 290 284 99.0 97.0-99.7 6 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 209 96.2 92.6-98.1 8 3.8 1.9- 7.4
2500+ grams 318 315 99.1 97.4-99.7 3 0.9 0.3- 2.6

*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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