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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Physical and Dental Health
  • Question: Indicator 1.3: Breastfed ever, age 0-5 years
  • Sub Group: Race/ethnicity of child

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Indicator 1.3: How many children age 0-5 years were ever breastfed or fed breast milk?
No, not breastfedYes, breastfed for some periodTotal %
C.I.(14.5 - 19.5)(80.5 - 85.5)
Sample Count8603,714
Pop. Est.1,051,4065,122,016
White, non-Hispanic%19.081.0100.0
C.I.(17.9 - 20.1)(79.9 - 82.1)
Sample Count3,50814,661
Pop. Est.2,219,4659,476,678
Black, non-Hispanic%35.364.7100.0
C.I.(31.9 - 38.7)(61.3 - 68.1)
Sample Count9951,678
Pop. Est.1,001,1611,835,726
Other, non-Hispanic%22.078.0100.0
C.I.(19.2 - 24.9)(75.1 - 80.8)
Sample Count7962,895
Pop. Est.584,3172,067,261

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: Hispanic includes all children reporting Hispanic/Latino origin; Non-Hispanic children reporting a single race category of either White or Black are grouped respectively; Non-Hispanic children reporting more than one race category are grouped under "Other, non-Hispanic". Non-Hispanic children reporting Asian, Native American, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian are categorized as "Other, non-Hispanic" due to small sample sizes in most states.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2011/12. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from