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Table 2 Maternal health care and child feeding practices in Lalibela District, northeast Ethiopia, 2015

From: Determinants of timely initiation of complementary feeding among mothers with children aged 6–23 months in Lalibela District, Northeast Ethiopia, 2015

Variables Frequency Percent
Antenatal care (413)
 Yes 306 74.1
 No 107 25.9
Frequency of antenatal care visits
 1–2 times 30 9.8
 3–4 times 250 81.7
  ≥ 5 times 26 8.5
Place of delivery (413)
 Health facility 262 63.4
 Home 151 36.6
Postnatal visit (413)
 Yes 105 25.4
 No 308 74.6
Frequency of feeding per day (n = 411)
 1–2 times 94 22.3
 3 times 190 45.1
  ≥ 4 times 127 30.2
Dietary diversity score (n = 411)
 Poor 360 87.6
 Good 51 12.4
Type of food at first time of weaning
 Gruel 385 91.4
 Porridge 364 86.5
 Cow milk 112 26.6
 Powder milk 50 11.9
 Others a 12 3.3
Information on TICF b
 Accurate information 248 58.9
 Inaccurate information 173 41.1
Source of information on TICF
 Health extension workers 350 83.1
 Health care professionals 302 71.7
 Television and radio 151 35.8
 Community health worker 23 5.5
  1. Since ten children didn’t initiate complementary feeding until the date of survey, the total number of children within variables for feeding frequency and dietary diversity is not 421
  2. a Tea, sugar water and juice
  3. b Time for initiation of complementary feeding