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Table 2 Child, household, community and health care level characteristics of children aged 6–23 months, Dangila, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Dietary diversity, meal frequency and associated factors among infant and young children in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Child characteristics
 Age of child in months
  06–11 338 36.7
  12–17 287 31.2
  18–23 295 32.1
 Sex of a child
  Male 436 47.4
  Female 484 52.6
 Birth order of index child
  First 259 28.2
  Second to fourth 553 60.1
  Above fourth 108 11.7
 Currently breast feed
  No 100 10.9
  Yes 820 89.1
 Diarrhea for the last two weeks
  No 798 86.7
  Yes 122 13.3
 ARI for the last two weeks
  No 814 88.5
  Yes 106 11.5
Household characteristics
 No of <5 children
  One 622 67.6
  Two 289 31.4
  Three and above 9 1
 Decision making at household
  Mothers not involved 206 22.4
  Mothers involved 714 77.6
 Exposure to media
  Unsatisfactory 567 61.6
  Satisfactory 353 38.4
 Household Wealth
  Poor 305 33.2
  Middle 314 34.1
  Rich 301 32.7
 Sources of information on IYCFa
  Health professionals 703 76.4
  Relatives 133 14.5
  Friends 149 16.2
  Family 155 16.8
  Media promotion (radio/television) 171 18.6
  No information 82 8.9
Community characteristics
 Residence
  Rural 520 56.5
  Urban 400 43.5
 Home gardening
  No 825 89.7
  Yes 95 10.3
 Uses of home gardening (n = 95)
  Only for sell 18 18.9
  Only for household consumption 49 51.6
  Both for cell and household 28 29.5
Health care characteristics
 Antenatal clinic visits
  Missing 142 15.4
  1–3 times 156 17
  Four and above times 622 67.6
 Place of delivery
  Home 229 24.9
  Institution 691 75.1
 Timing of post-natal check-up
  Missing 295 32.1
  Within 1–2 days 81 8.8
  Within 3–6 days 161 17.5
  After 7 days 383 41.6
  1. aProportion cannot be 100 % (it is based on multiple option questions)