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Quick Health Data Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.

The system provides state- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health. Within each main category, there are numerous subcategories.

Spotlight: August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding provides a number of benefits to both infants and mothers. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from infections. Additionally, breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of asthma, obesity, diabetes and many other health problems. Women who breastfeed are at a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes and postpartum depression as well as breast and ovarian cancers.1

Quick Health Data Online offers many different types of data related to breastfeeding, maternal health and reproductive health including information on:

2010 percentage of children who were exclusively breastfed for three months by state.  Click for more details.

Data on the system are provided by sex and by race and ethnicity to enable comparisons among different population groups. Data can be used to generate charts such as these, which present the percentages of infants who were ever breastfed adobe logo and infants who were exclusively breastfed through 3 monthsadobe logo.

1Breastfeeding Fact Sheet, Why should I breastfeed?, available online at the Office on Women's Health website: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/breastfeeding.html#a.

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