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2012 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 265 210 78.0 71.4-83.4 55 22.0 16.6-28.6
Age
< 20 years 33 20 60.2 41.2-76.6 13 39.8 23.4-58.8
20-24 years 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 133 108 81.1 72.2-87.7 25 18.9 12.3-27.8
35+ years 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 117 75.4 66.5-82.5 34 24.6 17.5-33.5
Non-Hispanic Black 57 43 72.3 55.6-84.4 14 27.7 15.6-44.4
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 61 47 71.9 56.0-83.7 14 28.1 16.3-44.0
> High School 166 134 80.8 72.9-86.7 32 19.2 13.3-27.1
Marital Status
Married 143 111 75.8 66.8-83.0 32 24.2 17.0-33.2
Other 122 99 80.0 69.9-87.4 23 20.0 12.6-30.1
WIC recipient
No 106 83 77.0 66.7-84.9 23 23.0 15.1-33.3
Yes 157 125 78.2 69.2-85.2 32 21.8 14.8-30.8
Medicaid recipient
No 117 94 78.7 69.0-86.0 23 21.3 14.0-31.0
Yes 148 116 77.5 68.1-84.7 32 22.5 15.3-31.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 78 79.6 70.0-86.7 19 20.4 13.3-30.0
2500+ grams 168 132 77.8 70.6-83.7 36 22.2 16.3-29.4

*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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