Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2009
MICH-21.5 : Infants breastfed exclusively through 6 months (percent)
This chart compares rates by population.
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Marital Status for MICH-21.5
MICH-21.5 Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed exclusively through 6 months
Infants breastfed exclusively through 6 months (percent)
|Marital Status||2009 1||Disparity|
|Divorced or separated|| 10.6
|Never married|| 9.6
|Average group rate excluding best group rate||
CI 1.000/ 3.480
1 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.
Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.
Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.
Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.
CI: 95% confidence interval.
- The best group rate for this objective, 19.3%, was attained by mothers who were married.
- The worst group rate for this objective, 4.3%, was attained by mothers who were widowed.
- The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 15.0 percentage points.
- The best group rate was 4.488 times the worst group rate.
- The best group rate was 2.363 times the average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 8.2%.
Mothers who were married achieved the best group rate for this objective, 19.3%.
The best group rate was:
- 1.818 times the rate among mothers who were divorced or separated.
- 2.013 times the rate among mothers who were never married.
- 4.488 times the rate among mothers who were widowed.