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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Roger
dc.contributor.authorCox, S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:37:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:37:02Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:46:54Z
dc.identifier.issn07292759
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52554
dc.description.abstractBreastfeeding initiation and duration trend data is an important component of infant health and nutrition monitoring and surveillance systems. It is also an important basis for identifying breastfeeding promotion needs, prioritising target groups and strategies and in evaluating the effectiveness of breastfeeding promotion efforts. A collation and analysis of available Tasmanian breastfeeding initiation data was undertaken in order to help direct statewide breastfeeding promotion planning and evaluation and to begin the development of a minimum data set for statewide breastfeeding monitoring and surveillance. Perinatally collected breastfeeding initiation data (breastfeeding at discharge from hospital) was analysed against available demographic and socioeconomic variables and compared with initiation rates from interstate Australian populations. Data suggest that breastfeeding initiation rates in Tasmania have been static over the 15 years to 1995 (a three percent increase from 1981 to 1995) and that the associations between breastfeeding initiation and occupational classification, maternal age and parity in Tasmania are consistent with those reported elsewere. Whilst caution needs to be applied to between- population comparisons, breastfeeding initiation rates in Tasmania appear to be considerably lower than that reported in other states. This suggests relatively greater efforts are required to influence breastfeeding initiation. Further research is required to investigate reasons for this difference.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNursing Mothers' Association of Australia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.lrc.asn.au/bfrindex.html#july99
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBreastfeeding Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1111
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleAn Analysis of Breastfeeding Initiation in Tasmania by Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors for Period 1981-1995
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 1999 Australian Breastfeeding Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued1999
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorHughes, Roger M.


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