- Breastfeeding Statistics in The United States
- Breastfeeding in The United States
- US Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding by race
- Breastfeeding by age
US Breastfeeding Statistics
The US Breastfeeding Statistics dataset includes data about Breastfeeding among mothers aged between 15 and 44 in the United States by detailed race and Hispanic origin between 1986 and 2013.
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The US Breastfeeding Statistics dataset lists percentage of babies breastfed and babies breastfed for 3 months or more by mothers age, race, education level and geographic region.
Educational attainment is presented only for women aged 22-44.
A baby breastfeeding, also known as nursing, is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman’s breast. Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much as the baby wants.
Deaths of an estimated 820,000 children under the age of five could be prevented globally every year with increased breastfeeding
Health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend breastfeeding exclusively for six months. This means that no other foods or drinks other than possibly vitamin D are typically given. After the introduction of foods at six months of age, recommendations include continued breastfeeding until one to two years of age or more.
About this Dataset
1986 to 2013
John Snow Labs; US National Center for Health Statistics;
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|Maternal_Characteristic||Maternal characteristic mentionned in the stats, it could age of mother, race, education level or region.||string||required : 1|
|Details_of_Maternal_Characteristic||Details of maternal characteristic mentionned in the stats, it lists age of mother, races, four education levels and the four region.||string||required : 1|
|Year||Period of statistics in years||string||required : 1|
|Percent_of_Babies_Breastfed||Percentage of Babies breastfed among concerned maternal detailed characteristic.||number||level : Ratio|
|Standard_Error_For_Percent_of_Babies_Breastfed||Standard error for Percentage of Babies breastfed among concerned maternal detailed characteristic.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Babies_Breastfed_Three_Months_or_More||Percentage of Babies breastfed 3 months or more among concerned maternal detailed characteristic.||number||level : Ratio|
|Standard_Error_For_Percent_of_Babies_Breastfed_Three_Months_or_More||Standard error for Percentage of Babies breastfed 3 months or more among concerned maternal detailed characteristic.||number||level : Ratio|
|Maternal Characteristic||Details of Maternal Characteristic||Year||Percent of Babies Breastfed||Standard Error For Percent of Babies Breastfed||Percent of Babies Breastfed Three Months or More||Standard Error For Percent of Babies Breastfed Three Months or More|
|Age at baby's birth||Under 20 years||1986-1988||28.4||3.1||18.5||2.5|
|Age at baby's birth||20-24 years||1986-1988||48.2||2.1||26.1||2.2|
|Age at baby's birth||25-29 years||1986-1988||58.2||2.1||36.9||2.1|
|Age at baby's birth||30-44 years||1986-1988||68.6||2.3||50.1||2.6|
|Race and Hispanic origin||Not Hispanic or Latina: White only||1986-1988||59.1||1.5||37.7||1.7|
|Race and Hispanic origin||Not Hispanic or Latina: Black or African American only||1986-1988||22.3||2.1||11.6||1.7|
|Race and Hispanic origin||Hispanic or Latina||1986-1988||55.6||2.6||38.2||3.1|
|Education||No high school diploma or GED||1986-1988||31.8||2.8||21.8||2.4|
|Education||High school diploma or GED||1986-1988||47.4||2.0||28.2||1.8|