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Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative

Health Equity Considerations

The CBI’s reach to multiple subgroups was comparable to that reported by all hospitals in Connecticut. The table below shows the statewide proportions on several child/mother health indicators as compared to those for the ten CBI hospitals. Public pay birth (Medicaid-paid delivery) proportions, as an indicator of promoting equitable access to BFHI resources among low-income women, are also included. Of the ten CBI hospitals, seven reach a primarily urban population and three reach a primarily rural population.

 

% Statewide

(of all births in the State*)

% among CBI hospitals (n=10)

Medicaid-paid delivery

76.6%

78.6%

Birthweight (very Low or low)

8.6%

8.4%

Prematurity (

10.5%

10.8%

Maternal age

16.0%

16.1%

Births by race/ethnicity

 

    Hispanic

34.4%

32.6%

    Black

22.8%

24.9%

    White

37.8%

37.9%

*Includes births that occurred at 29 acute care hospitals, one birthing center, and at home.