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Table 2 Rate of meeting minimum dietary diversity among children of age 6–23 months by health related characteristics, Nepal 2011 (N=698)

From: Determinants of complementary feeding practices among Nepalese children aged 6–23 months: findings from demographic and health survey 2011

Factor Category Total
N [%]#
MDD
n [%]
p value MMF
n [%]
p value MAD
n [%]
p value
Birth order (n=698) <0.001   0.106   <0.001
  First 252 [36.1] 96 [38.1]   202 [80.2]   85 [33.7]  
  Second or third 306 [43.8] 95 [31.0]   234 [76.5]   84 [27.5]  
  Fourth or more 140 [20.1] 21 [15.0]   99 [70.7]   16 [11.4]  
Birth interval (n=698) 0.004   0.225   0.005
  No previous birth 252 [36.1] 96 [38.1]   202 [80.2]   85 [33.7]  
  < 24 months 99 [14.2] 27 [27.3]   72 [72.7]   26 [23.2]  
  >=24 months 347 [49.7] 89 [25.6]   261 [75.2]   77 [22.2]  
Timing of pregnancy (n=698) <0.024   0.057   0.019
  Wanted then 514 [73.6] 165 [32.1]   401 [78.9]   145 [28.5]  
  Wanted later 87 [12.5] 29 [33.3]   62 [68.9]   25 [27.8]  
  Wanted no more 97 [13.9] 18 [18.6]   72 [72.0]   15 [15.0]  
Anaemia level of mother (n= 688) 0.006   0.013   0.009
  Moderate 38 [5.5] 5 [13.2]   26 [68.4]   5 [13.2]  
  Mild 201 [29.2] 51 [25.4]   142 [70.6]   42 [20.9]  
  Not anaemic 449 [65.3] 152 [33.9]   360 [80.2]   134 [29.8]  
ANC visit (Times) (n=698) <0.001   <0.001   <0.001
  No ANC visit 108 [15.5] 15 [13.9]   64 [59.3]   11 [10.2]  
  1–3 211 [30.2] 43 [20.4]   167 [79.1]   35 [16.6]  
  4 or more 379 [54.3] 154 [40.6]   304 [80.2]   139 [36.7]  
Deworming (n=698) 0.001   0.026   <0.001
  No 441 [63.2] 154 [34.9]   350 [79.4]   139 [31.5]  
  Yes 257 [36.8] 58 [22.6]   185 [72.0]   46 [17.9]  
Iron tablet or syrup (n= 698) 0.001   0.003   <0.001
  No/Do not know 122 [17.5] 22 [18.0]   81 [66.4]   16 [13.1]  
  Yes 576 [82.5] 190 [33.0]   454 [78.8]   169 [29.3]  
Frequency of reading newspaper or magazine (n=698) <0.001   0.080   <0.001
  Not at all 497 [71.2] 113 [22.7]   370 [74.4]   99 [19.9]  
  Less than once a week 154 [22.1] 75 [48.7]   128 [83.1]   67 [43.5]  
  At least once a week 47 [6.7] 24 [51.1]   37 [78.7]   19 [40.4]  
Frequency of watching television (n=698) <0.001   <0.001   <0.001
  Not at all 265 [38.0] 52 [19.6]   188 [70.9]   44 [16.6]  
  Less than once a week 169 [24.2] 45 [26.6]   135 [79.9]   40 [23.7]  
  At least once a week 264 [37.8] 115 [43.6]   212 [80.3]   101 [38.3]  
Frequency of listening radio (n=698) 0.002   0.027   0.002
  Not at all 163 [23.4] 38 [23.3]   113 [69.3]   32 [19.6]  
  Less than once a week 258 [37.0] 69 [26.7]   199 [77.1]   60 [23.3]  
  At least once a week 277 [39.7] 105 [37.9]   223 [80.5]   93 [33.3]  
Size of baby (n=698) 0.016   0.431   0.024
  Average 435 [62.3] 142 [32.6]   338 [77.7]   124 [28.5]  
  Small 134 [19.2] 27 [20.21]   97 [72.4]   23 [17.2]  
  Large 129 [18.5] 43 [33.3]   100 [77.5]   38 [29.5]  
Place of delivery (n=698) <0.001   0.057   <0.001
  Home 396 [56.7] 95 [24.0]   293 [74.0]   81 [20.5]  
  Health facility 302 [43.3] 117 [38.7]   242 [80.1]   104 [34.4]  
Mode of delivery (n=698) 0.048   0.257   0.025
  Vaginal delivery 660 [94.6] 195 [29.5]   503 [76.2]   169 [25.6]  
  Caesarean section 38 [5.4] 17 [44.7]   32 [84.2]   16 [42.1]  
  1. # The number of missing values may vary for each variable. The percentages presented are valid percentages. MMF minimum meal frequency, MAD minimum acceptable diet.
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