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Brazil Survey of Prevalence of Breastfeeding in Capitals and the Federal District 2008

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
II Pesquisa de PrevalĂȘncia do Aleitamento Materno nas Capitais Brasileiras e no Distrito Federal
Geography 
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
10/2008 - 10/2008
Series or system 
Brazil Survey of Prevalence of Breastfeeding in Capitals and the Federal District
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban only
Summary 

This survey is a follow-up to the first Survey of Prevalence of Breastfeeding in Capitals and the Federal District. The first survey took place in 1999. The purpose of the survey was to gather data on the practice and duration of breastfeeding. This round also had the purpose of collecting data in order to compare the indicators established in the two surveys in order to view trends.

The date were collected through in-person interviews with mothers. The questionnaire focused on breastfeeding, the child's diet, and sociodemographic characteristics. The target population investigated was children under the age of 1 year who had participated in the 2008 vaccination campaign in capital cities and the Federal District. The survey collected interviews about 34,366 children.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Brazil). Brazil Survey of Prevalence of Breastfeeding in Capitals and the Federal District 2008.