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Mothers who initiate breastfeeding

Definition:
Breastfeeding is feeding a child human breast milk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, human breast milk is preferred for all infants. It is the food least likely to cause allergic reactions; it is inexpensive; it is readily available at any hour of the day or night; babies accept the taste readily; and the antibodies in breast milk can help a baby resist infections.

Why do we measure this?
Breastfeeding provides unmatched health benefits for babies and mothers. It is the clinical gold standard for infant feeding and nutrition, with breast milk uniquely tailored to meet the health needs of a growing baby.

 

  
  


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Mothers who initiate breastfeeding, Single Year Rates
AlachuaFlorida
YearCountDenomPercentMOV
(+/-)
CountDenomPercentMOV
(+/-)
2018 2,334 2,731 85.5 1.3 190,949 221,508 86.2 0.1
2017 2,411 2,826 85.3 1.3 192,199 223,579 86.0 0.1
2016 2,438 2,862 85.2 1.3 193,508 225,018 86.0 0.1
2015 2,495 2,885 86.5* 1.2 191,057 224,273 85.2 0.1
2014 2,505 2,916 85.9* 1.3 185,186 219,905 84.2 0.2
2013 2,372 2,823 84.0* 1.4 177,535 215,194 82.5 0.2
2012 2,372 2,879 82.4* 1.4 172,427 212,954 81.0 0.2
2011 2,444 2,960 82.6* 1.4 169,717 213,237 79.6 0.2
2010 2,253 2,866 78.6* 1.5 171,905 214,519 80.1 0.2
2009 2,292 2,925 78.4 1.5 174,561 221,391 78.8 0.2
2008 2,314 2,980 77.7 1.5 180,957 231,417 78.2 0.2
2007 2,243 2,849 78.7 1.5 185,598 239,120 77.6 0.2
2006 2,178 2,837 76.8 1.6 182,645 237,166 77.0 0.2
2005 2,045 2,690 76.0 1.6 172,212 226,219 76.1 0.2
2004 1,649 2,607 63.3 1.9 138,374 218,045 63.5 0.2
Mothers who initiate breastfeeding, 2018
CountySortCountSortDenomPercentSortMOV
(+/-)
Florida 190,949 221,508 86.2 0.1
Alachua 2,334 2,731 85.5 1.3
Baker 256 338 75.7* 4.6
Bay 1,766 2,186 80.8* 1.7
Bradford 222 293 75.8* 4.9
Brevard 4,397 5,309 82.8* 1.0
Broward 19,937 21,922 90.9* 0.4
Calhoun 93 140 66.4* 7.8
Charlotte 849 1,040 81.6* 2.4
Citrus 808 1,025 78.8* 2.5
Clay 1,857 2,182 85.1 1.5
Collier 2,530 3,197 79.1* 1.4
Columbia 584 817 71.5* 3.1
Miami-Dade 27,801 31,017 89.6* 0.3
De Soto 342 395 86.6 3.4
Dixie 113 149 75.8* 6.9
Duval 10,987 12,971 84.7* 0.6
Escambia 2,949 3,733 79.0* 1.3
Flagler 653 809 80.7* 2.7
Franklin 47 81 58.0* 10.7
Gadsden 339 496 68.3* 4.1
Gilchrist 160 179 89.4 4.5
Glades 52 65 80.0 9.7
Gulf 80 108 74.1* 8.3
Hamilton 106 169 62.7* 7.3
Hardee 266 338 78.7* 4.4
Hendry 400 582 68.7* 3.8
Hernando 1,283 1,617 79.3* 2.0
Highlands 652 832 78.4* 2.8
Hillsborough 15,120 17,127 88.3* 0.5
Holmes 117 177 66.1* 7.0
Indian River 1,084 1,294 83.8* 2.0
Jackson 374 503 74.4* 3.8
Jefferson 85 111 76.6* 7.9
Lafayette 42 56 75.0 11.3
Lake 2,971 3,369 88.2* 1.1
Lee 5,423 6,794 79.8* 1.0
Leon 2,338 2,914 80.2* 1.4
Levy 337 423 79.7* 3.8
Liberty 47 59 79.7 10.3
Madison 129 184 70.1* 6.6
Manatee 2,893 3,452 83.8* 1.2
Marion 2,700 3,476 77.7* 1.4
Martin 1,105 1,251 88.3* 1.8
Monroe 597 720 82.9* 2.7
Nassau 718 847 84.8 2.4
Okaloosa 2,286 2,717 84.1* 1.4
Okeechobee 449 560 80.2* 3.3
Orange 15,713 16,914 92.9* 0.4
Osceola 4,031 4,434 90.9* 0.8
Palm Beach 13,340 15,064 88.6* 0.5
Pasco 4,208 5,083 82.8* 1.0
Pinellas 6,834 8,122 84.1* 0.8
Polk 6,440 7,846 82.1* 0.8
Putnam 621 821 75.6* 2.9
St. Johns 2,064 2,243 92.0* 1.1
St. Lucie 2,684 3,121 86.0 1.2
Santa Rosa 1,647 1,954 84.3* 1.6
Sarasota 2,539 2,876 88.3* 1.2
Seminole 4,232 4,661 90.8* 0.8
Sumter 384 479 80.2* 3.6
Suwannee 355 475 74.7* 3.9
Taylor 169 242 69.8* 5.8
Union 131 173 75.7* 6.4
Volusia 3,774 4,859 77.7* 1.2
Wakulla 271 338 80.2* 4.3
Walton 655 780 84.0 2.6
Washington 173 251 68.9* 5.7

4/9/2020 1:50 PM
FLHealthCharts.com is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management.

Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Data Note(s)
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Use caution when interpreting rates and ratios based on small numbers of events. Rates and ratios are considered unstable if they are based on fewer than 5 cases or if the denominator (population at risk) is fewer than 20. An erratic trend line illustrates this instability.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
  • Population - Rates are calculated using July 1 population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research which have been allocated by race based on information from the US Bureau of the Census. The population data for 2011-2021, along with rates affected by the population data, was updated on FLHealthCHARTS in November 2017. It is customary to periodically revise population estimates based on new information, such as a census or new mid-course census estimates for prior years. Revising these estimates ensures accurate accounting of the racial, ethnic, and gender distribution of the population. These changes affect the population data and rates calculated for your community.
  • These data are only for pregnancies that end with a live birth.
  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
  • Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.
  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.
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