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Births to mothers who initiated breastfeeding by race and Hispanic origin in Florida

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Births to mothers who had initiated breastfeeding at the time the birth certificate was completed by race and Hispanic origin. This does not measure whether or not the mother continued breastfeeding once at home. Data for Florida residents only.
White non-Hispanic - live births recorded as white alone and non-Hispanic
Black non-Hispanic - live births recorded as black alone and non-Hispanic
Other non-Hispanic - live births recorded as any other race alone or two or more races and non-Hispanic
Hispanic - live births recorded as being of any race and Hispanic

Data Source

Florida CHARTS, Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management, Florida Department of Health.


Race and Hispanic origin are determined by documentation provided on the birth certificate.
An asterisk (*) represents data that are suppressed due to confidentiality.

Last Updated

March 2021