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Table 2 Population coverage by subregion, age group and data category

From: Breastfeeding patterns and exposure to suboptimal breastfeeding among children in developing countries: review and analysis of nationally representative surveys

Region Infants aged 0–11 months Children aged 12–23 months
   Subregion Population with data (%) a Category Population with data (%) a Category
   A B C   A B C
Africa 99.1 79.5 19.6 0.9 97.6 79.2 18.4 2.4
   Eastern 99.4 91.8 7.6 0.6 99.4 91.8 7.6 0.6
   Middle 96.5 25.9 70.6 3.5 96.5 25.9 70.6 3.5
   Northern 99.8 52.3 47.5 0.2 95.1 57.2 37.9 4.9
   Southern 95.1 91.5 3.6 4.9 95.1 91.5 3.6 4.9
   Western 100 100 0 0 97.9 96.7 1.2 2.1
Asia (excluding Japan) 93.5 63.5 30.0 6.5 62.0 59.4 2.5 38.0
   Eastern 94.1 0 94.1 5.9 0 0 0 100
   South-Central 97.3 97.3 0 2.7 90.9 90.9 0 9.1
   South-Eastern 84.6 74.5 10.1 15.4 84.7 74.5 10.1 15.4
   Western 83.6 65.1 18.5 16.4 65.2 50.3 14.9 34.8
Latin America and the Caribbean 92.6 91.2 1.4 7.4 86.2 86.2 0 13.8
   Caribbean 84.9 77.3 7.6 15.1 84.9 84.9 0 15.1
   Central America 98.2 95.6 2.6 1.8 98.2 98.2 0 1.8
   South America 90.8 90.6 0.2 9.2 80.6 80.6 0 19.4
Developing countries b 94.8 70.1 24.7 5.2 72.9 66.8 6.1 27.1
  1. Percentage of infant and child population in each region for which there were complete and comprehensive (category A), incomplete or non-comprehensive (category B) or no (category C) data on breastfeeding. a Includes categories A and B. b The region Oceania (including developing countries Guam, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) was excluded, as nationally representative breastfeeding data were not available for any developing countries in Oceania.