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2012 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 265 143 56.2 49.0-63.1 122 43.8 36.9-51.0
Age
< 20 years 33 16 50.1 32.0-68.1 17 49.9 31.9-68.0
20-24 years 65 38 62.5 47.5-75.5 27 37.5 24.5-52.5
25-34 years 133 67 53.2 43.3-62.8 66 46.8 37.2-56.7
35+ years 34 22 66.1 46.0-81.7 12 33.9 18.3-54.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 72 49.9 40.8-59.1 79 50.1 40.9-59.2
Non-Hispanic Black 57 39 69.2 52.7-81.9 18 30.8 18.1-47.3
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 20 60.4 40.6-77.3 14 39.6 22.7-59.4
Education
< High School 38 21 57.9 39.3-74.5 17 42.1 25.5-60.7
High School 61 35 57.6 42.4-71.5 26 42.4 28.5-57.6
> High School 166 87 55.1 46.2-63.7 79 44.9 36.3-53.8
Marital Status
Married 143 75 55.0 45.6-64.1 68 45.0 35.9-54.4
Other 122 68 57.3 46.5-67.4 54 42.7 32.6-53.5
WIC recipient
No 106 58 58.9 48.1-69.0 48 41.1 31.0-51.9
Yes 157 84 54.6 45.1-63.8 73 45.4 36.2-54.9
Medicaid recipient
No 117 65 60.0 49.6-69.6 52 40.0 30.4-50.4
Yes 148 78 53.3 43.6-62.8 70 46.7 37.2-56.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 48 51.5 41.5-61.4 49 48.5 38.6-58.5
2500+ grams 168 95 56.7 48.8-64.2 73 43.3 35.8-51.2

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

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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