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Table 3 State-wise proportion of children exclusively breastfed according to child’s age in months for living children less than 6 months of age in NFHS-1 (1992-93) and NFHS-3 (2005-06)

From: Changes in exclusive breastfeeding practices and its determinants in India, 1992–2006: analysis of national survey data

Name of State % Exclusive breastfeeding in NFHS-1 % Exclusive breastfeeding in NFHS-3
0-1 months 2-3 months 4-5 months 0-5 months 0-1 months 2-3 months 4-5 months 0-5 months
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
High post neonatal mortality states
 Assam 62 80.3 55 53.4 36 43.4 153 58.2 43 84.7 40 62.1 28 46.1 111 63.1
 Uttar Pradesh 237 68 248 54.8 163 40.1 648 53.6 147 70.7 172 53.9 102 29.7 422 48.5
 Madhya Pradesh 45 38.4 40 26 28 16.9 113 25.9 61 57.5 74 43.8 67 37.9 203 44.9
 Haryana 24 46.1 32 32.9 19 20.4 74 31   * 7 21.2 1 1.9 17 16.9
 Rajasthan 76 78.4 88 57.9 50 39.7 214 57.1 29 62.1 29 34.5 15 16.9 73 33.2
 Orissa 33 59.4 31 36.6 20 21.1 84 35.6 36 79 28 47.9 25 35.3 88 50.8
 Bihar 55 57.1 88 48.9 57 34.2 199 45.1 62 63.9 40 43 31 21.4 133 39.7
Medium post neonatal mortality states
 Andhra Pradesh 51 78.5 40 62.5 32 33 123 54.4 28 79.1 57 77.3 24 37.3 109 62.7
 West Bengal 26 43.6 21 36.2 17 19 64 30.8 63 78.8 64 64.9 23 29.3 150 58.6
 Karnataka 51 69.9 71 62.8 40 43 162 58.1 38 81 34 61.1 28 41.3 101 58.6
 Gujarat 26 45.6 27 30.3 14 15.7 67 28.5 30 75 23 50 12 24 65 47.8
 Punjab 4 6.3 0 0 0 0 4 2.3 19 54.7 18 31.8 10 24.9 47 35.7
 Delhi 13 27.7 11 15.1 5 6.1 29 14.3   * 15 27.6 14 29.5 42 34.5
Low post neonatal mortality states
 Tamil Nadu 29 64.4 34 50 12 21.8 75 44.6 21 59.7 16 39.7 14 19.2 51 34.1
 Kerala 31 75.6 40 50.6 10 14.5 81 42.8   * 19 59.3 11 39.3 41 56.2
 Himachal Pradesh 31 45.8 15 25.7 11 17.5 58 30.1   * 12 27 3 7.5 27 27.1
 Goa 8 10.8 5 5.5 2 1.7 15 5.3   * 8 25.2 1 3.6 14 17.7
 Maharashtra 34 46.6 32 30.5 28 26.7 94 33.2 52 70.2 75 61.9 35 31.8 162 53
 Jammu Region 15 30.7 5 7.2 1 1.7 21 11   * 22 55.2 9 27.8 40 42.3
Total (19 states) 851 63.0 883 48.7 545 33.1 2278 46.3 629 70.9 753 53.3 453 31.8 1896 48.6
  1. *percentage not shown; based on fewer than 25 unweighted cases