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Table 2 Feeding practice, micronutrient supplementation and morbidity related characteristics of study participants, Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6–24 months in Dabat health and demographic surveillance system site: A community based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Feeding during pregnancy
 Less than before/usual 356 60.6
 As usual 221 37.6
 Greater than usual/extra foods 10 1.7
Prenatal iron-folate supplementation
 Yes 308 52.5
 No 279 47.5
Colostrum
 Given to the child 324 55.2
 Discarded 263 44.8
Ever breastfeeding
 Yes 584 99.5
 No 3 0.5
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Early initiation 333 57.0
 Late initiation 251 43.0
Exclusive breastfeeding
 Yes 361 61.5
 No 226 38.5
Pre-lacteal feeding
 Yes 137 23.3
 No 450 76.7
Complementary feeding initiation
 Early initiation 109 18.6
 Timely initiation 314 53.5
 Lately initiation 164 27.9
Bottle feeding in the previous 24 h
 Yes 40 6.8
 No 547 93.2
Dietary diversity score
 < 4 food groups 562 95.7
 ≥ 4 food groups 25 4.3
Maternal Vitamin A supplementation
 Yes 145 24.7
 No 442 75.3
History of fever in the previous 2 weeks
 Yes 237 40.4
 No 350 59.6
History of diarrheal disease in the previous 2 weeks
 Yes 143 24.4
 No 444 75.6
Child vitamin A supplementation in the previous 12 months
 Yes 463 78.9
 No 124 21.1