Breastfeeding and State Policy

Published: 08-04-2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/px6bvyft7x.2
Chun Chen,
Qi Zhang,
Hong Xue


This dataset merged public health data from National Immunization Surveys Data from 2006 to 2016 and matching state policy data from Correlates of State Policy Project (CSPP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Services (USDA/ERS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Index, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Census Bureau. The integrated dataset compiles of variables in breastfeeding outcome, child’s and mother’s socio-demographic characteristics, and state-level policy measures, including SNAP participation rates, SNAP policy indices, unemployment rates, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrolment rates. This multidisciplinary dataset included information of a total of 219,904 children with 103 variables.