Assessing the population impact of low rates of breast feeding on asthma, coeliac disease and obesity: the use of a new statistical method.

BACKGROUND Lack of breast feeding has been reported to be associated with a number of chronic childhood disorders. AIM To use a recently described measure, the population impact number of eliminating a risk factor over a time period (PIN-ER-t), to quantify the burden of low rates of breast feeding in a UK population of babies born in 2002 with regard to… CONTINUE READING