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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 443 93.1 89.9-95.3 28 6.9 4.7-10.1
Age
< 20 years 58 53 92.4 80.7-97.3 5 7.6 2.7-19.3
20-24 years 134 125 91.2 83.6-95.5 9 8.8 4.5-16.4
25-34 years 215 206 94.8 89.9-97.4 9 5.2 2.6-10.1
35+ years 64 59 92.0 81.1-96.9 5 8.0 3.1-18.9
Race
White 332 310 91.8 87.7-94.6 22 8.2 5.4-12.3
Black 119 114 96.4 89.0-98.9 5 3.6 1.1-11.0
Other 20 19 93.2 64.2-99.0 1 6.8 1.0-35.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 53 95.3 84.8-98.7 3 4.7 1.3-15.2
No 415 390 92.7 89.2-95.2 25 7.3 4.8-10.8
Education
< High School 79 76 97.6 90.4-99.4 3 2.4 0.6- 9.6
High School 149 138 91.2 84.2-95.3 11 8.8 4.7-15.8
> High School 243 229 92.8 88.0-95.7 14 7.2 4.3-12.0
Marital Status
Married 272 255 91.5 86.7-94.6 17 8.5 5.4-13.3
Other 199 188 95.1 90.2-97.6 11 4.9 2.4- 9.8
Income
14,999 or less 91 86 96.1 88.7-98.7 5 3.9 1.3-11.3
15,000-24,999 118 109 90.1 81.6-95.0 9 9.9 5.0-18.4
25,000-49,999 100 96 94.7 86.7-98.0 4 5.3 2.0-13.3
50,000 or more 130 121 90.8 83.3-95.2 9 9.2 4.8-16.7
WIC recipient
No 236 219 92.1 87.2-95.3 17 7.9 4.7-12.8
Yes 234 223 93.9 89.1-96.7 11 6.1 3.3-10.9
Medicaid recipient
No 210 195 91.0 85.3-94.6 15 9.0 5.4-14.7
Yes 261 248 94.6 90.4-97.1 13 5.4 2.9- 9.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 168 97.8 94.2-99.1 4 2.2 0.9- 5.8
2500+ grams 299 275 92.7 89.2-95.1 24 7.3 4.9-10.8

*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.

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