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Annex 8

Breastfeeding, MICS 2006

Percent of living children according to breastfeeding status at each age group, Bangladesh, 2006

Background characteristics

Children 0-3 months

Children 0-5 months

Children 6-9 months

Children 12-15 months

Children 20-23 months

Percent exclusively breastfed

Number of children

Percent exclusively breastfed

Number of children

Percent receiving breast milk and solid/mushy food

Number of children

Percent breastfed

Number of children

Percent breastfed

Number of children

Sex

Male

48.0

694

36.0

1 192

50.3

1 201

94.4

938

88.4

1 201

Female

51.5

645

39.0

1 110

53.2

1 074

96.6

889

90.0

1 096

Division

Barisal

43.5

75

30.1

142

46.3

152

93.7

106

90.9

141

Chittagong

57.4

355

48.8

550

45.1

486

96.9

403

80.5

446

Dhaka

44.0

387

30.4

683

48.6

735

95.0

586

89.4

733

Khulna

47.9

127

38.3

205

70.6

186

96.7

193

94.5

246

Rajshahi

51.7

285

38.5

524

58.7

493

95.4

419

94.8

533

Sylhet

45.8

110

31.6

198

48.5

223

92.4

119

85.0

198

Area

Rural

50.2

983

37.7

1 717

53.2

1 685

97.1

1 349

90.0

1 663

Urban

47.2

342

35.2

562

46.9

572

90.7

465

86.8

618

 Urban municipality

46.9

237

35.9

394

45.4

432

92.5

344

86.4

457

 City corporations

47.9

105

33.7

168

51.4

140

85.5

121

87.8

161

   Non-slum

46.5

95

32.0

155

50.9

123

84.2

108

87.7

148

   Slum

61.0

10

52.5

14

54.7

17

95.7

13

89.8

12

Tribal

72.8

14

68.6

23

56.8

18

100.0

12

92.1

16

Mother’s  education

None

48.1

397

37.2

680

46.3

746

96.8

550

89.4

729

Primary incomplete

56.5

193

40.0

348

48.6

345

97.8

300

90.6

356

Primary completed

49.6

171

34.3

305

55.8

329

97.1

240

92.0

299

Secondary  incomplete

49.9

435

38.5

698

56.7

637

95.1

522

87.5

676

Secondary  completed  or higher

44.3

138

35.8

264

53.5

217

86.8

200

87.4

234

Non-standard  curriculum

37.5

5

23.1

8

100.0

1

100.0

13

100.0

3

Wealth  index  quintiles

Poorest

49.6

283

36.0

521

51.8

610

98.3

416

91.2

576

Second

48.3

287

35.6

500

47.5

494

96.4

385

90.8

469

Middle

51.7

260

39.6

424

50.7

387

98.7

374

89.3

403

Fourth

49.7

264

39.6

463

58.1

428

96.3

332

89.2

434

Richest

49.1

244

36.8

392

50.5

357

86.0

320

84.4

414

National

49.7

1 338

37.4

2 302

51.7

2 275

95.4

1 826

89.2

2 297

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