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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 265 193 67.3 60.2-73.7 72 32.7 26.3-39.8
Age
< 20 years 33 25 69.5 49.8-83.9 *** *** ***
20-24 years 65 51 70.0 54.2-82.1 14 30.0 17.9-45.8
25-34 years 133 91 63.1 52.9-72.2 42 36.9 27.8-47.1
35+ years 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 109 66.7 57.3-74.9 42 33.3 25.1-42.7
Non-Hispanic Black 57 44 69.6 52.8-82.4 13 30.4 17.6-47.2
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 23 62.1 42.0-78.7 11 37.9 21.3-58.0
Education
< High School 38 28 64.4 45.1-80.0 *** *** ***
High School 61 47 71.7 55.9-83.5 14 28.3 16.5-44.1
> High School 166 118 66.3 57.3-74.3 48 33.7 25.7-42.7
Marital Status
Married 143 105 70.7 61.4-78.5 38 29.3 21.5-38.6
Other 122 88 64.1 53.2-73.7 34 35.9 26.3-46.8
WIC recipient
No 106 81 75.1 64.6-83.2 25 24.9 16.8-35.4
Yes 157 111 62.8 53.1-71.5 46 37.2 28.5-46.9
Medicaid recipient
No 117 88 70.2 59.7-79.0 29 29.8 21.0-40.3
Yes 148 105 65.1 55.2-73.9 43 34.9 26.1-44.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 82 86.0 77.9-91.4 15 14.0 8.6-22.1
2500+ grams 168 111 65.4 57.7-72.5 57 34.6 27.5-42.3

*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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