Illinois


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Location: Illinois
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Topic: Breastfeeding by income
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Format: PRAMS Graph
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Breastfeeding by income: Illinois, 2009

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In Illinois in 2009, 70.9% of women in households with an annual income of less than $10,000 reported ever breastfeeding or pumping breast milk to feed their baby after delivery, compared to 78.7% among $10,000-$24,999, 80.7% in $25,000-$49,999 and 88.5% in $50,000 and over. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Breastfeeding: Increase the proportion of infants who are ever breastfed to at least 81.9 percent.

Footnotes

  • Breastfeeding, ever: mother reported ever having breastfed or pumped milk to feed baby after delivery.
  • Due to methodological changes, data by income are only available beginning in 2004.
  • For more information about the availability of PRAMS data by state and year, refer to the Calculations page.

Source

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.