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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? HAD TO STOP FOR MEDICAL REASONS1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 320 284 88.3 83.0-92.1 36 11.7 7.9-17.0
Age
< 25 years 92 81 87.3 75.9-93.7 11 12.7 6.3-24.1
25-34 years 168 147 86.9 78.8-92.2 21 13.1 7.8-21.2
35+ years 60 56 93.8 83.2-97.9 *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 156 137 87.0 79.1-92.2 19 13.0 7.8-20.9
Non-Hispanic Black 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 57 50 89.3 76.8-95.5 *** *** ***
Education
< High School 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 99 87 84.2 72.8-91.4 12 15.8 8.6-27.2
> High School 178 160 90.5 83.8-94.7 18 9.5 5.3-16.2
Marital Status
Married 162 150 92.6 86.5-96.1 12 7.4 3.9-13.5
Other 158 134 84.3 75.6-90.4 24 15.7 9.6-24.4
Medicaid recipient
No 144 131 92.3 85.2-96.2 13 7.7 3.8-14.8
Yes 176 153 85.1 77.1-90.7 23 14.9 9.3-22.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 114 100 87.6 80.0-92.6 14 12.4 7.4-20.0
2500+ grams 206 184 88.3 82.5-92.4 22 11.7 7.6-17.5

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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