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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED OR BLEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 265 204 72.8 65.9-78.8 61 27.2 21.2-34.1
Age
< 20 years 33 20 57.6 38.7-74.6 13 42.4 25.4-61.3
20-24 years 65 50 72.3 57.0-83.7 15 27.7 16.3-43.0
25-34 years 133 107 77.9 68.5-85.1 26 22.1 14.9-31.5
35+ years 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 113 71.1 61.9-78.8 38 28.9 21.2-38.1
Non-Hispanic Black 57 44 68.1 51.3-81.3 13 31.9 18.7-48.7
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 38 27 69.4 50.1-83.7 11 30.6 16.3-49.9
High School 61 42 60.6 45.1-74.3 19 39.4 25.7-54.9
> High School 166 135 78.8 70.5-85.2 31 21.2 14.8-29.5
Marital Status
Married 143 113 76.2 67.2-83.3 30 23.8 16.7-32.8
Other 122 91 69.7 58.9-78.6 31 30.3 21.4-41.1
WIC recipient
No 106 85 78.4 68.2-86.0 21 21.6 14.0-31.8
Yes 157 117 68.9 59.3-77.1 40 31.1 22.9-40.7
Medicaid recipient
No 117 92 76.7 66.8-84.3 25 23.3 15.7-33.2
Yes 148 112 70.0 60.1-78.3 36 30.0 21.7-39.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 82 83.2 73.8-89.7 15 16.8 10.3-26.2
2500+ grams 168 122 71.8 64.2-78.3 46 28.2 21.7-35.8

*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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