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Table 4 Maternal feeding practices during child’s diarrheal episode and hand washing behaviors in Dire Dawa, 2016

From: Mothers’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards the prevention and home-based management of diarrheal disease among under-five children in Diredawa, Eastern Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Category n %
When (Name) had diarrhea, did you breastfeed him/her less than usual, about the same amount, or more than usual? Less 178 60.3%
Same 35 11.9%
More 77 26.1%
Child not breastfed 4 1.4%
Don’t know 1 0.3%
When (Name) had diarrhea, was he/she offered less than usual to drink, about the same amount, or more than usual to drink? Less 181 61.4%
Same 31 10.5%
More 83 28.1%
Nothing to drink 0 0.0%
Don’t know 0 0.0%
Was (name) offered less than usual to eat, about the same amount, or more than usual to eat? Less 185 62.7%
Same 11 3.7%
More 99 33.6%
Nothing to eat 0 0.0%
Don’t know 0 0.0%
When do you wash hands with soap Before food preparation 200 67.8%
Before feeding children 250 84.7%
After defecation 295 100.0%
Never 0 0.0%
Other 0 0.0%