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Table 4 Age wise disaggregation of infant feeding practices, Nepal 2011

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

Age categories Provided % (95% CI)*
Minimum dietary diversity
Minimum dietary diversity for 6–11 months (n=244) 43 17.6 (12.82–22.38)
Minimum dietary diversity for 12–17 months (n=238) 87 36.6 (30.48–42.72)
Minimum dietary diversity for 18–23 months (n=216) 82 38.0 (31.53–44.47)
Minimum dietary diversity for 6–23 months (N= 698) 212 30.4 (26.99-33.81)
Minimum meal frequency
Minimum meal frequency for 6–8 months breastfed (n=133) 88 66.2 (58.16–74.24)
Minimum meal frequency for 9–23 months breastfed (n=536) 421 78.5 (75.02–81.98)
Minimum meal frequency for 6–23 months non breastfed (n=29) 26 89.7 (78.64–100)
Minimum meal frequency for 6–23 months breastfed (n=669) 509 76.1 (72.87–79.33)
Minimum meal frequency for 6–11 months (all) (n=244) 169 69.3 (63.51–75.09)
Minimum meal frequency for12–17 months (all) (n= 238) 193 81.1 (76.13–86.07)
Minimum meal frequency for 18–23 months (all) (n=216) 173 80.1 (74.78–85.42)
Minimum meal frequency for 6–23 months all (N=698) 535 76.6 (73.46–79.74)
Minimum acceptable diet
Minimum acceptable diet for breastfed children (n=669) 183 27.4 (24.02–30.78)
Minimum acceptable diet for non-breastfed children (n=29) 2 6.9 (N/A)
Minimum acceptable diet 6–11 months (all) (n=244) 41 16.8 (12.11–21.49)
Minimum acceptable diet 12–17 months (all) (n=238) 77 32.4 (26.45–38.35)
Minimum acceptable diet 18–23 months (all) (n= 216) 67 31.0 (24.83–37.17)
Minimum acceptable diet for all children (6–23 months) (N=698) 185 26.5 (23.23–29.77)
  1. N/A not applicable for upper and lower limits of the proportion. CI confidence interval. *Proportions under the same section with a different superscript letter are significantly different (P<0.05).
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