Breastfeeding Initiation Rates by County or County Equivalent in Alaska
US Birth Certificate Breastfeeding Initiation Data, 2018–2019
Breastfeeding Initiation Rates by Location, 2018–20192,3,4
1Quintiles are calculated from county or county equivalents rates for 48 states and the District of Columbia.
2US birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System are used to determine the percentage of live infants who initiated breastfeeding, defined as receiving any breast milk or colostrum during the period between delivery and discharge from the birth facility or completion of the birth certificate for home births. More information is available.
3Data are not shown for counties or county equivalents if the total number of infants or the number of infants initiating breastfeeding is less than 10. The exact breastfeeding rate is not displayed if it is ≥90.0% and the total number of infants is less than 50 in a county.
4US birth certificate data from Wade Hampton Census Area (Federal Information Processing Standard code 02270) are used for Kusilvak Census Area (Federal Information Processing Standard code 02158), according to Census Bureau guidanceexternal icon on substantial changes to counties or county equivalents.