SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

2009 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 471 369 76.2 71.3-80.4 102 23.8 19.6-28.7
Age
< 20 years 58 42 69.2 53.1-81.7 16 30.8 18.3-46.9
20-24 years 134 112 81.8 72.7-88.4 22 18.2 11.6-27.3
25-34 years 215 162 73.2 65.8-79.5 53 26.8 20.5-34.2
35+ years 64 53 81.2 68.2-89.8 11 18.8 10.2-31.8
Race
White 332 267 76.7 71.0-81.6 65 23.3 18.4-29.0
Black 119 85 73.9 63.2-82.3 34 26.1 17.7-36.8
Other 20 17 83.4 54.5-95.5 3 16.6 4.5-45.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 45 73.3 58.0-84.5 11 26.7 15.5-42.0
No 415 324 76.7 71.5-81.1 91 23.3 18.9-28.5
Education
< High School 79 64 76.7 62.9-86.5 15 23.3 13.5-37.1
High School 149 122 82.9 74.9-88.8 27 17.1 11.2-25.1
> High School 243 183 70.8 63.7-77.1 60 29.2 22.9-36.3
Marital Status
Married 272 214 76.6 70.4-81.8 58 23.4 18.2-29.6
Other 199 155 75.7 67.6-82.3 44 24.3 17.7-32.4
Income
14,999 or less 91 78 83.7 71.9-91.2 13 16.3 8.8-28.1
15,000-24,999 118 92 74.8 64.5-82.9 26 25.2 17.1-35.5
25,000-49,999 100 75 74.5 63.1-83.2 25 25.5 16.8-36.9
50,000 or more 130 96 69.0 59.1-77.3 34 31.0 22.7-40.9
WIC recipient
No 236 178 70.4 63.1-76.7 58 29.6 23.3-36.9
Yes 234 190 81.1 74.3-86.4 44 18.9 13.6-25.7
Medicaid recipient
No 210 161 72.1 64.6-78.5 49 27.9 21.5-35.4
Yes 261 208 79.1 72.5-84.5 53 20.9 15.5-27.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 144 83.2 76.8-88.1 28 16.8 11.9-23.2
2500+ grams 299 225 75.5 70.2-80.1 74 24.5 19.9-29.8

*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.

This page was generated on 28JUL11

Contact Us | Site Map | Terms of Use