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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO STOP BREASTFEEDING1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 319 258 81.1 75.5-85.6 61 18.9 14.4-24.5
Age
< 25 years 92 71 79.7 68.1-87.8 21 20.3 12.2-31.9
25-34 years 167 142 85.2 77.7-90.5 25 14.8 9.5-22.3
35+ years 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 155 134 85.6 77.9-90.9 21 14.4 9.1-22.1
Non-Hispanic Black 74 65 87.5 74.6-94.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 98 85 87.8 78.8-93.4 13 12.2 6.6-21.2
> High School 178 147 81.1 73.1-87.2 31 18.9 12.8-26.9
Marital Status
Married 162 130 77.2 68.9-83.7 32 22.8 16.3-31.1
Other 157 128 84.6 76.5-90.3 29 15.4 9.7-23.5
Medicaid recipient
No 144 109 71.6 62.1-79.5 35 28.4 20.5-37.9
Yes 175 149 88.4 81.8-92.8 26 11.6 7.2-18.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 114 95 85.1 77.7-90.4 19 14.9 9.6-22.3
2500+ grams 205 163 80.6 74.4-85.6 42 19.4 14.4-25.6

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%.

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