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Maternal and Child Health - Breastfeeding Rates (LGA) 2011 - 2012

This dataset presents the rate of child breastfeeding in the state of Victoria for the year 2011 - 2012. The dataset aims to indicate the maternal and child health of the region. The data has been aggregated to the 2011 Local Govenment Areas (LGA).

The breastfeeding rate is calculated as the number of mother's breastfeeding at discharge, at 2 weeks, at 3 months and at 6 months, as a percentage of the total number of registered infants aged 1-2 years (Classified as full or partial according to the World Health Organisation definitions).

For more information please visit the Victorian Government Data Portal: https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/maternal-and-child-health-breastfeeding-rates.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.
  • The original data has separated the "East Gippsland" LGA into specified hospitals, "East Gippsland - ORH" & "East Gippsland - GLCH". These have been aggregated into one LGA to allow spatialisation.
  • The original data has separated the "Wellington" LGA into specified health centres, "Wellington - YDHS" & "Wellington - CGHS". These have been aggregated into one LGA to allow spatialisation.
  • Breastfeeding rates are based on the number of children being fully or partially breastfed at specific ages. Breastfeeding Rates for the reported year are calculated on the data sourced from the previous year. For example, rates reported in 2011-12 are based on 2010-11 breastfeeding figures.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated September 6, 2019, 00:11 (UTC)
Created August 28, 2018, 06:32 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_DET-UoM_AURIN_DB_lga_maternal_health_breastfeeding_vic_2011_2012
Aggregation Level lga2011
Attribute List Fully Breastfed At 2 Weeks %, Fully Breastfed At 3 Months %, Fully Breastfed At 6 Months % , Fully Breastfed On Discharge %, Geometry, LGA Code 2011, LGA Name 2011, Location Name, Partially Breastfed At 2 Weeks %, Partially Breastfed At 3 Months %, Partially Breastfed At 6 Months %, Partially Breastfed On Discharge %, Total Records, Unique Feature Identifier
Attribution Government of Victoria - Department of Education and Training, (2013): Maternal and Child Health - Breastfeeding Rates (LGA) 2011 - 2012; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Department of Education and Training 2013
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code11
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[140.96, -39.16], [149.98, -39.16], [149.98, -33.98], [140.96, -33.98], [140.96, -39.16]]]}