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Breastfeeding Report Card 2008, United States: Outcome Indicators

NOTE: Percents in bold are those that have met the Healthy People 2010 goal.

StateEver BreastfedBreastfeeding at 6 monthsBreastfeeding at 12 monthsExclusive breastfeeding at 3 monthsExclusive breastfeeding at 6 months
U.S. National74.243.121.431.511.9
Alabama53.225.69.517.36.6
Alaska81.353.025.842.320.7
Arizona88.551.722.033.010.2
Arkansas60.330.614.022.57.4
California85.162.032.141.117.6
Colorado81.448.225.842.913.1
Connecticut74.542.918.836.412.3
Delaware63.430.613.823.48.3
Dist of Columbia70.546.725.827.89.3
Florida70.636.821.028.011.4
Georgia72.043.518.223.911.7
Hawaii85.354.537.134.515.6
Idaho85.259.028.252.421.9
Illinois71.237.515.833.210.2
Indiana65.335.717.824.96.6
Iowa74.840.421.937.711.5
Kansas79.443.421.232.613.6
Kentucky48.223.29.821.55.9
Louisiana47.921.89.520.17.2
Maine71.741.222.539.012.3
Maryland73.043.020.728.911.6
Massachusetts78.143.321.735.514.0
Michigan69.135.519.831.512.1
Minnesota79.445.920.541.717.1
Mississippi50.221.87.518.55.6
Missouri67.530.514.429.27.8
Montana77.648.026.838.315.1
Nebraska78.854.923.332.112.5
Nevada78.345.318.330.211.0
New Hampshire75.346.823.935.59.8
New Jersey75.037.315.224.510.8
New Mexico77.041.826.137.215.0
New York76.343.524.625.58.4
North Carolina66.237.518.226.39.5
North Dakota68.236.818.436.011.9
Ohio65.031.514.022.99.0
Oklahoma69.128.113.424.08.1
Oregon89.262.138.951.823.8
Pennsylvania70.736.316.227.47.5
Rhode Island70.949.321.935.615.3
South Carolina66.833.715.627.111.8
South Dakota70.138.112.234.012.5
Tennessee56.924.112.619.06.0
Texas77.943.823.730.510.0
Utah90.360.425.742.617.4
Vermont77.653.832.649.023.9
Virginia75.842.718.733.814.3
Washington90.157.333.444.921.3
West Virginia57.722.512.014.74.4
Wisconsin67.939.216.435.99.0
Wyoming81.846.620.640.512.3
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2005 Births. August 2008. www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/index.htm

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