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Statistics about Breast Feeding

Society statistics for Breast Feeding

Hospitalization statistics for Breast Feeding:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Breast Feeding:

  • 0.003% (383) of hospital consultant episodes were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,778) of hospital bed days were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Breast Feeding. The term 'prevalence' of Breast Feeding usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Breast Feeding at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Breast Feeding refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Breast Feeding diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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