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Table 1 Characteristics of countries included in the analysis

From: Exploring the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on trends in exclusive breastfeeding

Country (n = 14) Year of BFHI launch Percentage institutional deliveries, 2000-2006[19] Percentage of in-country maternity hospitals ever-certified as Baby-Friendly*
Bolivia 1992 57 20
Brazil 1992 97 10
Colombia 1993 92 37
Dominican Republic 1994 95 3
Egypt 1993 65 3
Ghana 1996 49 13
Indonesia 1992 40 5
Jordan 1997 97 4
Kenya 1992 40 69
Mali 1995 38 33
Niger 1996 17 49
Peru 1994 70 66
Uganda 1994 41 3
Zimbabwe 1993 68 23
  1. * Percentage of hospitals ever-certified as Baby-Friendly calculated by dividing the total number of hospitals ever certified as Baby-Friendly as determined by 2006 UNICEF reporting records by the total number of in-country maternity hospitals as determined by 1999 UNICEF reporting records [3, 4].
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