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Table 7 Knowledge and obstetric history of mothers (caretakers) in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Evaluation of the outpatient therapeutic program for severe acute malnourished children aged 6–59 months implementation in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia: a mixed-methods evaluation

Variables Categories Frequency (n = 422) Percent (%)
Knows about child malnutrition No 315 74.6
Yes 107 25.4
Distinguished child malnutrition signs and symptoms No 350 82.9
Yes 72 17.1
Knows about the cause of child malnutrition No 343 81.3
Yes 79 18.7
Knew about OTP program No 387 91.7
Yes 35 8.3
Facing run-out of RUTF before next appointment No 219 51.9
Yes 203 48.1
Having excess RUTF at the end of appointment No 311 73.7
Yes 111 26.3
Gravidity  ≤ 3 300 71.1
 > 3 122 28.9
Parity  ≤ 3 302 71.6
 > 3 120 28.4
Still births No 381 90.3
Yes 40 9.4
Had malnourished children previously No 362 85.8
Yes 60 14.2