Breastfeeding – Supplemental Data Tables

Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location, 2011–2012
Location Were Ever Breastfed Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban No 3,663,036 19.0 0.57%
Yes 15,607,332 81.0 0.57%
Total 19,270,368 100.0 0.00%
Large Rural No 605,709 28.8 1.87%
Yes 1,495,241 71.2 1.87%
Total 2,100,950 100.0 0.00%
Small Rural No 584,708 29.4 1.57%
Yes 1,406,766 70.6 1.57%
Total 1,991,474 100.0 0.00%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location and Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012
Location Race/Ethnicity Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban Hispanic 4,472,454 84.2 1.37%
Non-Hispanic White 7,473,712 83.4 0.62%
Non-Hispanic Black 1,660,104 67.2 1.83%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 1,757,687 78.8 1.63%
Large Rural Hispanic 322,677 73.4 6.01%
Non-Hispanic White 929,490 73.1 1.87%
Non-Hispanic Black 92,343 51.2 7.40%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 137,678 72.2 4.56%
Small Rural Hispanic 222,619 76.0 4.76%
Non-Hispanic White 975,970 73.4 1.82%
Non-Hispanic Black 60,222 38.4 5.52%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 136,900 71.6 3.62%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location and Poverty Level, 2011–2012
Location Poverty Level Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. Poverty was $23,050 for a family of 4 in 2012.
Urban 0–99% FPL 3,395,317 70.9 1.47%
100–199% FPL 3,145,696 78.9 1.27%
200–399% FPL 4,276,827 83.3 1.07%
≥400% FPL 4,789,491 89.3 0.60%
Large Rural 0–99% FPL 419,690 60.0 3.80%
100–199% FPL 398,177 74.4 3.60%
200–399% FPL 444,850 76.6 2.92%
≥400% FPL 232,524 81.5 2.38%
Small Rural 0–99% FPL 371,261 58.8 3.04%
100–199% FPL 419,641 71.3 3.01%
200–399% FPL 412,615 78.8 2.36%
≥400% FPL 203,249 82.0 3.56%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location and Status, 2011–2012
Location Breastfed Status Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban Never 3,422,041 19.5 0.59%
Exclusively for First 6 Months 2,901,821 16.5 0.56%
Not Exclusively for First 6 Months 11,108,462 63.2 0.74%
Exclusivity Unknown 140,170 0.8 0.16%
Large Rural Never 577,302 29.8 1.98%
Exclusively for First 6 Months 294,368 15.2 1.78%
Not Exclusively for First 6 Months 1,056,522 54.5 2.10%
Exclusivity Unknown 8,632 0.4 0.17%
Small Rural Never 558,432 30.0 1.65%
Exclusively for First 6 Months 240,338 12.9 1.11%
Not Exclusively for First 6 Months 1,051,813 56.5 1.74%
Exclusivity Unknown 10,029 0.5 0.21%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location and Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012
Location Race/Ethnicity Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Urban Hispanic 714,290 14.9 1.29%
Non-Hispanic White 1,502,761 18.2 0.71%
Non-Hispanic Black 255,663 11.3 1.32%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 376,219 18.8 1.95%
Large Rural Hispanic 86,061 21.8 5.73%
Non-Hispanic White 179,965 15.2 2.07%
Non-Hispanic Black 6,820 4.2 1.90%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 18,119 10.0 2.70%
Small Rural Hispanic 37,580 13.3 3.72%
Non-Hispanic White 181,420 14.6 1.38%
Non-Hispanic Black 2,246 1.6 0.74%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 18,414 10.3 2.34%
Children Aged 0–5 Who Were Ever Breastfed, by Location and Poverty Level, 2011–2012
Location Poverty Level Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. Poverty was $23,050 for a family of 4 in 2012.
Urban 0–99% FPL 574,154 13.2 1.10%
100–199% FPL 472,190 12.8 1.10%
200–399% FPL 836,199 18.0 1.13%
≥400% FPL 1,019,277 20.9 1.11%
Large Rural 0–99% FPL 61,806 9.4 1.78%
100–199% FPL 105,859 21.7 5.58%
200–399% FPL 57,473 11.0 1.47%
≥400% FPL 69,230 25.9 3.85%
Small Rural 0–99% FPL 53,755 9.2 1.79%
100–199% FPL 92,388 16.5 2.35%
200–399% FPL 59,632 12.4 2.15%
≥400% FPL 34,563 14.8 2.62%

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