Breastfeeding in England: time trends 2005-2006 to 2012-2013 and inequalities by area profile.

@article{Oakley2016BreastfeedingIE,
  title={Breastfeeding in England: time trends 2005-2006 to 2012-2013 and inequalities by area profile.},
  author={Laura Oakley and Jennifer J. Kurinczuk and Mary J Renfrew and Maria A. Quigley},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={440-51}
}
Breastfeeding rates in England have risen steadily since the 1970s, but rates remain low and little is known about area-based trends. We report an ecological analysis of time trends in area breastfeeding rates in England using annual data on breastfeeding initiation (2005-2006 to 2012-2013) and any breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks (2008-2009 to 2012-2013) for 151 primary care trusts (PCTs). Overall, breastfeeding initiation rose from 65.5% in 2005-2006 to 72.4% in 2012-2013 (average annual absolute… CONTINUE READING
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