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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 265 219 78.7 72.1-84.1 46 21.3 15.9-27.9
Age
< 20 years 33 25 66.9 46.9-82.2 *** *** ***
20-24 years 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 133 109 79.1 69.7-86.1 24 20.9 13.9-30.3
35+ years 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 126 79.8 71.3-86.3 25 20.2 13.7-28.7
Non-Hispanic Black 57 42 67.0 50.3-80.2 15 33.0 19.8-49.7
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 166 135 76.0 67.3-82.9 31 24.0 17.1-32.7
Marital Status
Married 143 123 84.1 76.0-89.8 20 15.9 10.2-24.0
Other 122 96 73.6 63.0-82.0 26 26.4 18.0-37.0
WIC recipient
No 106 87 77.7 66.9-85.6 19 22.3 14.4-33.1
Yes 157 131 79.8 70.9-86.5 26 20.2 13.5-29.1
Medicaid recipient
No 117 98 79.6 69.9-86.9 19 20.4 13.1-30.1
Yes 148 121 78.0 68.5-85.2 27 22.0 14.8-31.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2500+ grams 168 131 77.6 70.4-83.5 37 22.4 16.5-29.6

*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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