Breast feeding initiation

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The percentage of women giving birth in 2007/08 who put their baby to the breast in the first 48 hours after delivery, out of all maternities where breast feeding initiation status is recorded.

Source: Care Quality Commission

Publisher: Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO)

Geographies: Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National

Geographic coverage: England

Time coverage: 2007/08

Type of data: Administrative data

Update frequency: Annually
Import source: DATA4NR-data4nr-export-13-01-2010.csv
External reference: DATA4NR-1344
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 100000: England
Update frequency: Annually
Temporal coverage from: 2007
Precision: The indicator is based on observation and is therefore susceptible to measurement bias. The data is originally recorded at PCT level which has been converted to LA level using birth weighting. If there are several LAs within one PCT they will all have the same prevalence, thereby masking any variation in prevalence which may exist within that PCT. A LA will not have an estimate, if any of its component PCTs have not returned data or have invalid data. 92% of LAs have less than or equal to 5% mothers with unknown breast feeding initiation status and were therefore deemed as having valid prevalence estimates to be included in the Health Profiles 2009.
Source: Care Quality Commission
Temporal coverage to: 2008