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Table 2 Child caring practices and maternal health service utilization, Bule Hora district, 2013 (n = 778)

From: Prevalence of undernutrition and associated factors among children aged between six to fifty nine months in Bule Hora district, South Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Exclusive Breastfeeding (in months) <4 32(4.1)
  4-6 704(23.0)
  >6 34(4.4)
  Unknown 8(1.0)
Vaccination status Not vaccinated 16(2.1)
  Partially vaccinated 348(45.7)
  Fully vaccinated 414(54.3)
Vitamin A supplementation Yes 401(51.5)
  No 377(48.5)
Fed Pre-lacteal feeding Yes 94(12.1)
  No 684(87.9)
Place of delivery Home 693(89.1)
  Health facility 85(10.9)
Diarrheal morbidity in the past year Yes 377(48.5)
  No 401(51.5)
Diarrheal morbidity in the last two weeks Yes 195(25.1)
  No 583(74.9)
Episodes of diarrheal morbidity per year* 1 episodes 268(71.1)
  2 episodes 84(22.3)
  ≥3 episodes 25(6.6)
Child ever taken to Health institutions Yes 522(67.1)
  No 256(32.9)
Total number of children born to a mother ≤4 483(62.1)
  >4 295(37.9)
Antenatal care follow-up Yes 564(72.5)
  No 214(27.5)
Knowing FP methods Yes 723(92.9)
  No 55(7.1)
Ever used of FP methods Yes 360(49.8)
  No 363(50.2)
Extra meal during pregnancy/lactation Yes 513(65.9)
  No 265(34.1)
  1. FP- family planning methods.
  2. *Total may not be equal to 778.