Table 1

Characteristics of participating BFHI hospitals, matched birth facilities and women who participated in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2004–2008 (N=2014)

Date accredited*Annual birth*No of babies born before/after BFHI accreditation% Race/ethnicity% Education% Breastfeed initiation% Breastfeed initiation
WhiteBlackHispanic≤ 12 yearsAll mothers≤ 12 years of education
Hospital A07/972030/799611488568
Hospital B05/06821122/1699330.7467670
Hospital C04/071162271/158970.20.7508073
Hospital D02/0840294/229604298265
6 matched facilities1099960.82387964
  • *Information from Baby-Friendly USA.6.

  • BFHI, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.