Rhode Island


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Location: Rhode Island
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Topic: Breastfeeding by race/ethnicity
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Format: PRAMS Graph
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Breastfeeding by race/ethnicity: Rhode Island, 2011

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In Rhode Island in 2011, 90.9% of Hispanic mothers reported ever breastfeeding or pumping breast milk to feed their baby after delivery, compared to 79.7% of white mothers, 86.3% of black mothers and 86.0% of other race/ethnicity mothers. 

Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Breastfeeding, ever: mother reported ever having breastfed or pumped milk to feed baby after delivery.
  • Other include races/ethnicities other than Hispanic, white or black.
  • 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 April 26, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.