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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Breastfeeding, quarterly rates by age and LHB
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[Collapse]Any BreastfeedingThe percentages are of the births with a known breastfeeding status. ‘Any breastfeeding’ includes the following categories: Exclusive Milk, Combined Milk – Partially Breast, Combined Milk - Predominantly Breast, Breastfed Unspecified. See Notes.[Collapse]Exclusive BreastfeedingThe percentages are of the births with a known breastfeeding status. Exclusive Milk: Breastfeeding or receiving breast milk by any other means e.g. tube, cup, syringe etc and essential medication.[Collapse]Not Stated
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Wales65.756.241.730.863.839.629.522.45.29.429.931.7
Betsi Cadwaladr65.552.040.926.562.839.331.020.42.711.44.913.1
Powys76.064.150.046.176.050.836.534.429.421.718.137.4
Hywel Dda70.955.944.835.670.941.033.826.70.812.723.727.0
Swansea Bay66.456.546.534.566.338.631.626.23.34.59.37.4
Cwm Taf Morgannwg57.546.832.422.957.431.122.516.50.84.516.013.7
Aneurin Bevan62.653.035.023.456.433.723.316.810.69.351.260.7
Cardiff & Vale70.671.959.946.270.652.537.628.74.49.769.054.3

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General description

The National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD) is a database maintained by Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW). The data is extracted routinely from local health board held Child Health System databases.

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Breastfeeding data at 10 days, 6 weeks and 6 months is collected through the Healthy Child Wales Programme. The delivery of this programme has been affected by COVID-19 and has resulted in a small increase of missing breastfeeding data in Apr-Jun 2020. The percentage of missing data for the quarter Jul-Sep 2020 is in line with pre-COVID-19 levels. This should be noted when making comparisons between these two quarters.

‘Any breastfeeding’ includes the following categories: Exclusive Milk (Breastfeeding or receiving breast milk by any other means e.g. tube, cup, syringe etc and essential medication), Combined Milk - Partially Breast (75% or less of the feeds in previous 24 hours were breastfeeds), Combined Milk - Predominantly Breast (>75% of the feeds in the previous 24 hours were breastfeeds), Breastfed Unspecified (Baby received breast milk but quantity/frequency was not stated).


Data collection and calculation

Source: National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD)

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2014-2023

Users, uses and context

Please refer to statistical publication, see link in Weblinks.

Title

Breastfeeding, quarterly rates by age and LHB

Last update

May 2024 May 2024

Next update

August 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD), Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Child health; births; breastfeeding

Statistical quality

Please refer to statistical publication, see link in Weblinks.