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2008 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 535 400 75.1 70.6-79.1 135 24.9 20.9-29.4
Age
< 20 years 65 53 88.6 77.4-94.6 12 11.4 5.4-22.6
20-24 years 132 96 71.4 61.3-79.8 36 28.6 20.2-38.7
25-34 years 267 198 74.6 68.2-80.2 69 25.4 19.8-31.8
35+ years 71 53 70.3 56.2-81.3 18 29.7 18.7-43.8
Race
White 380 297 77.3 72.1-81.8 83 22.7 18.2-27.9
Black 135 87 65.5 54.9-74.8 48 34.5 25.2-45.1
Other 20 16 84.8 60.6-95.3 4 15.2 4.7-39.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 63 85.7 74.2-92.6 13 14.3 7.4-25.8
No 459 337 73.1 68.1-77.6 122 26.9 22.4-31.9
Education
< High School 100 81 87.2 77.8-93.0 19 12.8 7.0-22.2
High School 154 117 74.4 65.2-81.8 37 25.6 18.2-34.8
> High School 281 202 70.7 64.2-76.5 79 29.3 23.5-35.8
Marital Status
Married 307 239 78.0 72.2-82.8 68 22.0 17.2-27.8
Other 228 161 71.2 63.7-77.8 67 28.8 22.2-36.3
Income
14,999 or less 152 122 82.8 74.3-88.9 30 17.2 11.1-25.7
15,000-24,999 78 53 67.1 53.9-78.0 25 32.9 22.0-46.1
25,000-49,999 103 76 75.2 64.7-83.4 27 24.8 16.6-35.3
50,000 or more 161 116 70.3 61.7-77.8 45 29.7 22.2-38.3
WIC recipient
No 285 203 69.8 63.3-75.7 82 30.2 24.3-36.7
Yes 242 192 81.6 75.2-86.6 50 18.4 13.4-24.8
Medicaid recipient
No 245 172 68.2 61.2-74.5 73 31.8 25.5-38.8
Yes 290 228 81.0 75.1-85.8 62 19.0 14.2-24.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 161 74.0 67.8-79.3 56 26.0 20.7-32.2
2500+ grams 318 239 75.2 70.2-79.7 79 24.8 20.3-29.8

*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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