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1 1 New Data on Breastfeeding From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth Anjani Chandra, Ph.D. Statistician/Demographer National Center for Health Statistics U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2 2 Data Source – National Survey of Family Growth  Periodically conducted household- based survey  Multi-purpose: Factors related to fertility and reproductive health  Nationally representative of women years  6 cycles to date, all conducted by NCHS – 1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995, 2002

3 3 Breastfeeding Data in the National Survey of Family Growth  Initiation – “ever breastfed”  Age of child when first fed something other than breastmilk Rough indicator of “exclusive breastfeeding” “Exclusive breastfeeding” includes bottlefeeding of breastmilk  Age of child when stopped breastfeeding altogether  1995 NSFG also asked reasons why woman did NOT breastfeed and reasons why she stopped when she did

4 4 Percent ever breastfed Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births Age at delivery Union status at delivery

5 5 Percent ever breastfed Income shows same pattern as education Intendedness at conception Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

6 6 Percent ever breastfed Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

7 7 Breastfeeding by Hispanic origin & race (percent still breastfeeding at selected months) Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

8 8 Breastfeeding by Hispanic origin & race (percent distribution by duration) Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

9 9 Percent ever breastfed, single births and Source: CDC/NCHS – NSFG Cycles 5 & 6

10 10 Breastfeeding by Hispanic origin & race (percent still breastfeeding at selected months) Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

11 11 Percent exclusively fed breastmilk for at least 3 or 6 months Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

12 12 Percent still breastfeeding at 6 & 12 months among 3-month exclusive breastfeeders Source: CDC/NCHS – 2002 NSFG, single births

13 13 Breastfeeding data compared 2002 NSFG 2002 NIS 2001 RLMS Ever breastfed69%71%69% At 3 months48%52%n/a At 6 months35% 33% At 12 months17%16%n/a Exclusive 3 months36%43%n/a Exclusive 6 months11%13%17% No differences are statistically significant between surveys.

14 14 Other data sources on breastfeeding NATIONAL:  2002 National Immunization Survey  National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)  Ross Labs Mothers Survey (RLMS) STATE-LEVEL:  PRAMS


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