Australian Bureau of Statistics
4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13
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If the child’s first feed after birth was not breast milk, the proxy was then asked whether the child had ever received breast milk. If yes, they were asked:
If the child was not currently receiving breast milk, the proxy was asked for the age of the child at which he/she stopped receiving breast milk.
For those children currently receiving breast milk, the proxy was asked when the child last received breast milk, and:
Other fluids included:
Lastly, the proxy was asked whether the child had ever eaten any soft, semi-solid or solid foods, and if so, how old the child was when he/she first received this food and how long ago he/she last ate this food.
The data items and related output categories for this topic will be available in Excel spreadsheet format from the Downloads page of this product.
Points to be considered in interpreting data for this topic include the following:
Comparability with 2007-08 and 2004-05
Information on breastfeeding was not collected in the 2007-08 NHS therefore no comparison can be made between 2011-12 and 2007-08.
Limited information was collected on breastfeeding in the 2004-05 NHS. Only the following items can be compared with 2011-12:
This page last updated 10 December 2013
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