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Where: Where do the highest or lowest breastfeeding prevalences occur?

 
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Surveillance data are analyzed by place to determine where a health problem is occurring in a population. The county level or B analysis of the PedNSS Table 7, Comparison of Breastfeeding, TV Viewing, and Smoking in Household, provides a ranked comparison of breastfeeding prevalence by county. Therefore, data can be examined to determine where the highest or lowest prevalence occurs. The counties with the lowest prevalences should be assessed to determine appropriate interventions to improve breastfeeding initiation and duration. Knowing where the highest breastfeeding prevalence occurs enables user to identify and investigate factors that may have had a positive impact on breastfeeding prevalence.


Sample: PedNSS Table 7B, Comparison of Breastfeeding, TV Viewing, and Smoking in Household

table showing prevalence of breastfeeding indicators by county, state and nation

1 Adams county was ranked the best or 1st (1) with the highest prevalence of infants ever breastfed (73.1%). This county almost met the Healthy People 2010 target of 75 percent of infants that were ever breastfed.
2 The last two lines of the table provide a comparison to the state WIC program and the national PedNSS.


Where do the highest breastfeeding prevalences occur?

Adams county had the best or highest ever breastfed prevalence (73.1%) in the state WIC program.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity