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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I HAD TOO MANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 321 259 82.4 76.9-86.8 62 17.6 13.2-23.1
Age
< 25 years 94 76 80.2 68.2-88.5 18 19.8 11.5-31.8
25-34 years 167 135 83.7 76.2-89.1 32 16.3 10.9-23.8
35+ years 60 48 82.8 70.2-90.7 12 17.2 9.3-29.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 155 124 81.2 73.3-87.2 31 18.8 12.8-26.7
Non-Hispanic Black 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 58 50 88.0 74.4-94.9 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 99 86 88.7 79.9-93.9 13 11.3 6.1-20.1
> High School 178 133 77.7 69.5-84.1 45 22.3 15.9-30.5
Marital Status
Married 162 129 80.0 72.2-86.0 33 20.0 14.0-27.8
Other 159 130 84.6 76.2-90.3 29 15.4 9.7-23.8
Medicaid recipient
No 145 116 80.9 72.5-87.2 29 19.1 12.8-27.5
Yes 176 143 83.6 75.8-89.2 33 16.4 10.8-24.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 114 88 76.6 67.7-83.6 26 23.4 16.4-32.3
2500+ grams 207 171 83.0 76.9-87.7 36 17.0 12.3-23.1

1Asked only of mothers who breastfed their baby after delivery, but are not currently breastfeeding their baby. Mothers could cite more than one reason for not breastfeeding their new baby.
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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