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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT I WAS NOT PRODUCING ENOUGH MILK*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 232 50.8 45.5-56.1 239 49.2 43.9-54.5
Age
< 20 years 58 29 57.7 42.2-71.8 29 42.3 28.2-57.8
20-24 years 134 68 51.6 41.5-61.6 66 48.4 38.4-58.5
25-34 years 215 111 52.3 44.6-59.9 104 47.7 40.1-55.4
35+ years 64 24 35.9 23.9-50.1 40 64.1 49.9-76.1
Race
White 332 156 48.2 42.1-54.4 176 51.8 45.6-57.9
Black 119 68 59.2 48.1-69.5 51 40.8 30.5-51.9
Other 20 8 35.5 14.9-63.4 12 64.5 36.6-85.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 31 55.2 40.6-69.0 25 44.8 31.0-59.4
No 415 201 50.0 44.3-55.7 214 50.0 44.3-55.7
Education
< High School 79 40 61.1 47.5-73.2 39 38.9 26.8-52.5
High School 149 80 51.2 41.9-60.3 69 48.8 39.7-58.1
> High School 243 112 46.5 39.3-53.8 131 53.5 46.2-60.7
Marital Status
Married 272 132 48.4 41.7-55.1 140 51.6 44.9-58.3
Other 199 100 53.7 45.2-62.0 99 46.3 38.0-54.8
Income
14,999 or less 91 48 59.2 46.7-70.6 43 40.8 29.4-53.3
15,000-24,999 118 60 52.8 42.4-63.0 58 47.2 37.0-57.6
25,000-49,999 100 43 43.2 32.2-54.9 57 56.8 45.1-67.8
50,000 or more 130 62 47.5 38.0-57.2 68 52.5 42.8-62.0
WIC recipient
No 236 103 41.9 34.9-49.3 133 58.1 50.7-65.1
Yes 234 128 58.2 50.6-65.5 106 41.8 34.5-49.4
Medicaid recipient
No 210 94 46.3 38.7-54.0 116 53.7 46.0-61.3
Yes 261 138 54.0 46.7-61.2 123 46.0 38.8-53.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 82 47.9 40.6-55.4 90 52.1 44.6-59.4
2500+ grams 299 150 51.1 45.3-56.8 149 48.9 43.2-54.7

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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