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Breastfeeding Trends in the Philippines, 1973 and 1983

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Akin, John S.; Flieger, Wilhelm; & Wong, Emelita L. (1989). Breastfeeding Trends in the Philippines, 1973 and 1983. American Journal of Public Health, 79(1), 32-5. PMCID: PMC1349463

Abstract

This paper examines comparable national surveys of breastfeeding from the Philippines carried out in 1973 and 1983. The probability of breastfeeding at selected infant ages is estimated, using the weighted life table. The conclusions are that a 5 per cent decline in the proportion of infants ever breast-fed occurred during the referenced period, and that median length of breastfeeding remained essentially the same.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.79.1.32

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Akin, John S.
Flieger, Wilhelm
Wong, Emelita L.

Year Published

1989

Volume Number

79

Issue Number

1

Pages

32-5

PMCID

PMC1349463

Reference ID

727