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Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children born in 2009 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval a,b

 

 Any BreastfeedingExclusive Breastfeeding
  Ever BreastfedBreastfed at 6 MonthsBreastfed at 12 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 MonthsExclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
Staten% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
n% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI

Alabama

45157.5±6.131.4±5.314.1±3.744925.2±5.09.9±3.5

Alaska

38284.5±4.756.6±6.230.3±5.437747.8±6.220.3±4.9

Arizona

39372.1±6.540.6±6.622.3±5.338435.3±6.516.0±4.8

Arkansas

38066.0±6.428.4±5.812.3±4.037525.2±5.710.9±4.1

California

52386.9±3.760.7±5.533.1±5.151344.7±5.621.2±4.7

Colorado

42986.0±5.651.1±7.928.0±7.242444.8±8.021.9±7.1

Connecticut

45182.6±4.554.3±5.824.9±4.544343.0±5.615.6±3.8

Delaware

40169.7±5.839.2±5.621.0±4.539231.5±5.311.2±3.3

District
of Columbia

46470.7±6.243.8±5.824.5±4.645830.4±5.013.7±3.4

Florida

42876.5±5.544.6±6.228.3±5.742231.4±5.515.9±4.3

Georgia

42866.1±6.535.9±6.015.3±4.342425.0±5.311.7±3.8

Hawaii

35484.9±7.052.1±7.333.8±6.335041.8±6.922.9±5.5

Idaho

33390.7±4.757.2±7.633.4±6.632347.0±7.525.4±6.6

Illinois

88573.6±4.545.7±4.721.7±3.787734.0±4.514.2±3.1

Indiana

42071.7±5.836.1±6.017.8±4.541328.4±5.712.7±4.0

Iowa

34379.4±5.448.8±6.526.2±5.733941.5±6.417.3±5.0

Kansas

43376.8±7.044.1±6.823.0±5.142933.1±6.116.2±4.5

Kentucky

37159.9±6.831.4±5.916.0±4.636725.0±5.510.8±4.1

Louisiana

42353.9±6.427.0±5.212.6±4.041622.3±4.89.7±3.3

Maine

33574.0±5.941.7±6.323.2±4.832938.2±6.115.3±4.1

Maryland

72175.3±4.949.5±5.527.0±5.171931.9±5.116.0±4.5

Massachusetts

37682.0±5.255.5±6.431.4±5.737440.7±6.016.8±4.3

Michigan

46275.0±5.942.0±6.120.0±4.545534.4±6.115.4±4.5

Minnesota

35281.9±5.659.1±6.629.9±6.334542.2±6.821.5±6.1

Mississippi

39151.1±7.026.2±6.212.1±4.838519.3±5.26.4±2.8

Missouri

43676.0±5.538.2±5.819.9±4.643134.3±5.715.2±4.3

Montana

39385.1±5.657.8±7.025.9±5.839050.9±7.123.6±6.4

Nebraska

31977.0±7.047.0±7.123.5±5.331243.2±7.218.6±5.4

Nevada

36280.2±5.737.5±7.020.3±5.535540.2±7.811.2±4.5

New Hampshire

31681.9±6.156.0±6.830.6±5.931349.1±6.721.4±5.4

New Jersey

46980.5±4.548.3±5.624.7±4.746137.0±5.414.0±3.6

New Mexico

38175.0±6.249.7±6.728.0±5.837338.7±6.421.8±5.6

New York

81979.6±3.451.1±4.128.2±3.780734.1±4.015.3±3.2

North Carolina

35269.1±6.640.3±6.720.4±5.134234.2±6.613.9±4.6

North Dakota

31275.7±6.748.1±7.623.1±6.330837.5±7.315.6±5.2

Ohio

34866.4±6.542.4±6.525.2±5.834338.7±6.514.4±4.6

Oklahoma

38070.1±6.030.3±5.412.8±3.737827.6±5.49.1±3.1

Oregon

37385.2±8.062.7±8.241.4±7.336852.0±7.924.4±5.5

Pennsylvania

84570.0±4.843.0±4.821.7±3.983237.0±4.713.1±3.1

Rhode Island

42570.6±5.943.3±5.924.7±4.942131.1±5.213.3±3.8

South Carolina

36461.3±6.635.2±6.215.0±4.036328.9±5.812.0±4.0

South Dakota

33072.6±7.749.3±8.325.8±7.432838.1±8.118.9±6.3

Tennessee

37864.4±6.734.0±6.217.1±4.737632.8±6.212.8±4.4

Texas

227177.2±3.244.8±3.922.3±3.1223432.8±3.512.7±2.4

Utah

36188.4±4.664.9±6.734.9±6.335344.4±6.719.2±5.1

Vermont

35185.2±4.864.3±6.138.4±5.834750.8±6.224.3±4.9

Virginia

48779.8±5.752.9±6.529.6±5.548236.2±5.917.2±4.3

Washington

37087.0±5.755.7±6.733.9±5.936147.9±6.619.7±4.5

West Virginia

41658.0±6.126.4±5.014.0±3.941425.7±5.210.6±3.5

Wisconsin

37680.1±5.645.9±6.817.0±4.437133.7±6.415.2±4.0

Wyoming

37983.7±5.855.0±6.828.1±5.737147.0±6.721.6±5.5

 

a Breastfeeding rates presented in this table are based on dual-frame (landline and cellular telephone) samples from 2011 and 2012 National Immunization Survey. See survey methods for details on study design.

b Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as ONLY breast milk — NO solids, no water, and no other liquids.

Source: National Immunization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

 
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