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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Health and Social Care, NHS Information Services Division

Breastfeeding

Number, and percentage of, babies being breastfed or exclusively breastfed by review stage.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Breastfeeding Data Collection Time
  1. 6 To 8 Week Review
  2. First Visit
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Population Group
  1. Breastfed
  2. Exclusively Breastfed
Reference Period
  1. 2001/2002
  2. 2002/2003
  3. 2003/2004
  4. 2004/2005
  5. 2005/2006
  6. 2006/2007
  7. 2007/2008
  8. 2008/2009
  9. 2009/2010
  10. 2010/2011
  11. 2011/2012
  12. 2012/2013
  13. 2013/2014
  14. 2014/2015
  15. 2015/2016
  16. 2016/2017
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Health Board Areas
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About the Dataset
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Publisher
NHS Information Services Division
Creator
NHS Information Services Division
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License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
10/10/2018
Next update due
January 2019
Description

Number of babies who received a health visitor First Visit and whose feeding status is known. These statistics are derived from data collected at the health visitor First Visit review (at around 10 days old) and the 6-8 week review, and recorded on the child health pre-school system (CHSP Pre-School). At these reviews, the health professional (normally a health visitor) records whether a mother is exclusively breastfeeding (baby is fed breast milk only), mixed feeding (baby is fed both breast and formula milk), or if the baby is being fed formula milk only.

The overall breastfeeding rate includes babies who are exclusively breastfed and babies who are mixed breast and formula fed. Some information may have been suppressed or adjusted to preserve patient confidentiality.

Full details are given in the notes on disclosure in the "User Guide". As a result breastfeeding figures may not exactly match those published on ISD's Child Health web pages. In August 2011 ISD implemented a new methodology to improve the accuracy of breastfeeding statistics based on postcode derived information. For details please see Appendix 1 in the Breastfeeding Statistics October 2011 publication available on ISD's Child Health web pages.

Data Coverage and Completeness

1.The number of Boards using the CHSP Pre-School system and recording data has increased since 2003/04 from 10 to all 14 NHS Boards in Scotland. NHS Western Isles have recorded data from 2006/07, NHS Shetland from 2008/09, and NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney from 2010/11. Data for NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney for 2010/11 are partial. These Boards implemented the system in June 2010 and July 2010 respectively and therefore data are not available for babies born in the first quarter of 2010/11 who had a First Visit or 6-8 week review before the implementation date. In addition it should be noted that NHS Highland did not fully implement the system until May 2007, though data are available for the area of NHS Highland inherited from former NHS Argyll ; Clyde (i.e. Argyll ; Bute Council Area) for financial years 2003/04 to 2006/07.

2.Three of the four NHS Boards that don't have data available for all years are island boards (Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles). These boards have a small number of births each year and therefore the impact of data not being available for these boards on the Scotland / All participating NHS Boards rates and trend is negligible. However NHS Grampian has a relatively large number of births each year (around 10% of all births in Scotland). Grampian did not start recording data on the system until 2010/11 and the reported breastfeeding rates in Grampian in 2010/11 to 2012/13 are higher than the Scotland average. This means that if Grampian data had been available for years 2001/02 to 2009/10, it is likely that the Scotland level reported breastfeeding rates at the First Visit and 6-8 week reviews would have been slightly higher for these years (possibly around 1.0 percentage point higher for overall breastfeeding and around 0.7 percentage points higher for exclusive breastfeeding). This should be borne in mind when comparing the Scotland breastfeeding rates for 2010/11 to 2012/13 with previous years.

3.It is estimated that each year First Visit and 6-8 week review data are missing for approximately 1% and 5.5% respectively of babies eligible to receive these reviews. These figures vary across NHS Board areas and in general are higher in areas of deprivation. In some cases a First Visit / 6-8 week review will have taken place but the data has not been recorded on the system due, for example, to the review form not being returned for data entry. A proportion of the missing information will also be due to babies not receiving a First Visit / 6-8 week review which can happen for a variety of reasons e.g. due to a hospital stay or the health visitor being unable to make contact with the family. As the proportion of data that is missing is small, this has little impact on the accuracy of the reported rates.

4.Data on feeding status is missing or invalid on a small proportion of First Visit / 6-8 week review records each year. For the financial year 2012/13, feeding status is missing or invalid on 1.2% of First Visit and 1.5% of 6-8 week review records. These figures vary slightly between NHS Boards. The proportion of records with missing feeding status has stayed broadly consistent in recent years. The highest proportion of records with unknown feeding status was in 2003/04, with this information missing on 1.8% of First Visit and 2.2% of 6-8 week review records. As the proportion of data with a missing or unknown feeding status is small, this has little impact on the accuracy of the reported rates. The number of reviews used as the denominator for the breastfeeding rates relates to babies who received a First Visit / 6-8 week review and whose feeding status is known.

Details
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URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/breastfeeding
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Breastfeeding Data Collection Time
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/breastfeedingDataCollectionTime
(not locked to a value)
Population Group
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/populationGroup
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 5,397 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 9
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 5,384
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding/metadata
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number, and percentage of, babies being breastfed or exclusively breastfed by review stage. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:NSS.isdchildhealth@nhs.net
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
NHS Information Services Division http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/nhs-information-services-division
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 00:00 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
October 10, 2018 19:49 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Number of babies who received a health visitor First Visit and whose feeding status is known. These statistics are derived from data collected at the health visitor First Visit review (at around 10 days old) and the 6-8 week review, and recorded on the child health pre-school system (CHSP Pre-School). At these reviews, the health professional (normally a health visitor) records whether a mother is exclusively breastfeeding (baby is fed breast milk only), mixed feeding (baby is fed both breast and formula milk), or if the baby is being fed formula milk only. The overall breastfeeding rate includes babies who are exclusively breastfed and babies who are mixed breast and formula fed. Some information may have been suppressed or adjusted to preserve patient confidentiality. Full details are given in the notes on disclosure in the "User Guide". As a result breastfeeding figures may not exactly match those published on ISD's Child Health web pages. In August 2011 ISD implemented a new methodology to improve the accuracy of breastfeeding statistics based on postcode derived information. For details please see Appendix 1 in the Breastfeeding Statistics October 2011 publication available on ISD's Child Health web pages. Data Coverage and Completeness 1.The number of Boards using the CHSP Pre-School system and recording data has increased since 2003/04 from 10 to all 14 NHS Boards in Scotland. NHS Western Isles have recorded data from 2006/07, NHS Shetland from 2008/09, and NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney from 2010/11. Data for NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney for 2010/11 are partial. These Boards implemented the system in June 2010 and July 2010 respectively and therefore data are not available for babies born in the first quarter of 2010/11 who had a First Visit or 6-8 week review before the implementation date. In addition it should be noted that NHS Highland did not fully implement the system until May 2007, though data are available for the area of NHS Highland inherited from former NHS Argyll ; Clyde (i.e. Argyll ; Bute Council Area) for financial years 2003/04 to 2006/07. 2.Three of the four NHS Boards that don't have data available for all years are island boards (Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles). These boards have a small number of births each year and therefore the impact of data not being available for these boards on the Scotland / All participating NHS Boards rates and trend is negligible. However NHS Grampian has a relatively large number of births each year (around 10% of all births in Scotland). Grampian did not start recording data on the system until 2010/11 and the reported breastfeeding rates in Grampian in 2010/11 to 2012/13 are higher than the Scotland average. This means that if Grampian data had been available for years 2001/02 to 2009/10, it is likely that the Scotland level reported breastfeeding rates at the First Visit and 6-8 week reviews would have been slightly higher for these years (possibly around 1.0 percentage point higher for overall breastfeeding and around 0.7 percentage points higher for exclusive breastfeeding). This should be borne in mind when comparing the Scotland breastfeeding rates for 2010/11 to 2012/13 with previous years. 3.It is estimated that each year First Visit and 6-8 week review data are missing for approximately 1% and 5.5% respectively of babies eligible to receive these reviews. These figures vary across NHS Board areas and in general are higher in areas of deprivation. In some cases a First Visit / 6-8 week review will have taken place but the data has not been recorded on the system due, for example, to the review form not being returned for data entry. A proportion of the missing information will also be due to babies not receiving a First Visit / 6-8 week review which can happen for a variety of reasons e.g. due to a hospital stay or the health visitor being unable to make contact with the family. As the proportion of data that is missing is small, this has little impact on the accuracy of the reported rates. 4.Data on feeding status is missing or invalid on a small proportion of First Visit / 6-8 week review records each year. For the financial year 2012/13, feeding status is missing or invalid on 1.2% of First Visit and 1.5% of 6-8 week review records. These figures vary slightly between NHS Boards. The proportion of records with missing feeding status has stayed broadly consistent in recent years. The highest proportion of records with unknown feeding status was in 2003/04, with this information missing on 1.8% of First Visit and 2.2% of 6-8 week review records. As the proportion of data with a missing or unknown feeding status is small, this has little impact on the accuracy of the reported rates. The number of reviews used as the denominator for the breastfeeding rates relates to babies who received a First Visit / 6-8 week review and whose feeding status is known. xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
January 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Health and Social Care http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/health-and-social-care
NHS Information Services Division http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/nhs-information-services-division
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Breastfeeding xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
NHS Information Services Division http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/nhs-information-services-division
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Health and Social Care http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/health-and-social-care
NHS Information Services Division http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/nhs-information-services-division
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Breastfeeding xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breastfeeding
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/breastfeeding http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/breastfeeding
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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