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Table 2 Characteristics of the study children in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

From: Feeding styles of caregivers of children 6-23 months of age in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Age of the study child (n = 826)   
6-8 months 188 22.8
9-11 months 129 15.6
12-23 months 509 61.6
Sex (n = 826)   
Male 417.0 50.5
Female 409.0 49.5
Birth interval between the study and older sibling (n = 637)   
Short birth interval 422 66.2
Optimal birth interval 215 33.8
Frequency breast feeding in the last 24 hours (n = 666)   
Less than recommended 432 64.9
Recommended 234 35.1