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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? IT WAS TOO HARD, PAINFUL OR TOO TIME CONSUMING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 352 74.5 69.6-78.9 119 25.5 21.1-30.4
Age
< 20 years 58 34 63.6 47.9-76.8 24 36.4 23.2-52.1
20-24 years 134 102 75.2 65.4-82.9 32 24.8 17.1-34.6
25-34 years 215 166 75.8 68.5-81.9 49 24.2 18.1-31.5
35+ years 64 50 80.2 67.3-88.9 14 19.8 11.1-32.7
Race
White 332 254 75.6 69.9-80.5 78 24.4 19.5-30.1
Black 119 80 70.3 59.4-79.4 39 29.7 20.6-40.6
Other 20 18 86.4 58.6-96.6 2 13.6 3.4-41.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 51 91.5 78.3-97.0 5 8.5 3.0-21.7
No 415 301 71.6 66.2-76.5 114 28.4 23.5-33.8
Education
< High School 79 63 82.3 69.7-90.4 16 17.7 9.6-30.3
High School 149 115 76.2 67.3-83.3 34 23.8 16.7-32.7
> High School 243 174 70.2 63.0-76.5 69 29.8 23.5-37.0
Marital Status
Married 272 212 76.7 70.5-81.9 60 23.3 18.1-29.5
Other 199 140 71.9 63.7-78.9 59 28.1 21.1-36.3
Income
14,999 or less 91 67 76.5 64.3-85.4 24 23.5 14.6-35.7
15,000-24,999 118 94 77.5 67.5-85.1 24 22.5 14.9-32.5
25,000-49,999 100 70 71.0 59.4-80.4 30 29.0 19.6-40.6
50,000 or more 130 92 68.4 58.6-76.8 38 31.6 23.2-41.4
WIC recipient
No 236 179 74.3 67.3-80.2 57 25.7 19.8-32.7
Yes 234 172 74.6 67.4-80.6 62 25.4 19.4-32.6
Medicaid recipient
No 210 158 73.0 65.5-79.3 52 27.0 20.7-34.5
Yes 261 194 75.7 68.9-81.4 67 24.3 18.6-31.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 129 74.7 67.7-80.7 43 25.3 19.3-32.3
2500+ grams 299 223 74.5 69.1-79.2 76 25.5 20.8-30.9

*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

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