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Table 8
Percentage of Inuit children aged 0 to 3 years breastfed, by Inuit region and for all children in Canada, 2001
  Inuvialuit
Region
Nunavut Nunavik Labrador All Inuit
children in
Canada1
All
children in
Canada2
percent
0 to 3 year olds ever or currently breastfed 67 61 64 78 66 80
Number of months ever or currently breastfed
Less than 3 months x 14E 24E x 17E 33
3 to 6 months x 23E 28E x 24 33
More than 6 months 36E 63 49 56E 59 34
1. Includes the four Inuit regions as well as Inuit living outside of these regions, mainly in larger cities in southern Canada.
2. Excluded are children living in the territories. However, some Inuit children living elsewhere in Canada may be included here.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2001, The Well-Being of Canada's Young Children 2002, National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), Cycle 3, 1998/1999.