TABLE 5 PERCENTAGE OF EVER-MARRIED WOMEN AGED 15-49 YEARS HAVING LIVING CHILDREN AGED 0-2 YEARS BY BREASTFEEDING PERIOD OF BREASTFEEDING, REGION AND AREA, 1996.
 
 
Breastfeeding Period of Breastfeeding
Whole Kingdom
Total
Municipal Area
Non-Municipal Area
Bangkok Metropolis
Central Region (Excluding Bangkok Metropolis)
Northern Region
Northeastern Region
Southern Region
Breastfeeding 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  (2,874,062) (520,445) (2,353,617) (317,859) (601,710) (523,170) (1,047,726) (383,598)
Breastfeeding 95.7 92.1 96.5 91.6 94.1 95.9 97.9 95.3
Non-Breastfeeding 4.3 7.9 3.5 8.4 5.9 4.1 2.1 4.7
Period of Breastfeeding 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  (2,750,350) (479,257) (2,271,092) (291,296) (566,237) (501,823) (1,025,481) (365,513)
Under 3 months 18.9 29.2 16.8 29.2 28.2 12.6 13.6 19.7
3-6 months 23.8 41.9 20.0 44.5 30.2 19.3 15.6 27.2
7-11 months 21.2 11.6 23.2 10.2 16.6 28.6 24.2 18.5
12-17 months 23.8 12.2 26.2 12.2 15.5 29.1 29.6 22.1
18-23 months 7.6 3.5 8.5 2.6 5.5 8.1 10.5 6.3
24 months and Over 3.7 1.2 4.2 1.0 2.8 2.3 4.9 5.6
Unknown 1.0 0.4 1.1 0.3 1.4 - 1.6 0.6
Average of Period of Breastfeeding 7.8 5.8 9.4 5.6 7.0 8.2 9.3 8.0
 
Source : Report of the 1996 Survey of Fertility in Thailand, National Statistical Office