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Table 1 Outcomes of interest for appropriate feeding, water, hygiene and sanitation practices in the 24 h prior to cross-sectional survey [39]

From: Feeding practices and risk factors for chronic infant undernutrition among refugees and migrants along the Thailand-Myanmar border: a mixed-methods study

Outcomes of interestDefinition
Exclusive breastfeedingInfants < 6 months fed breast milk while receiving no other food or liquid, not even water, except for vitamins, mineral supplements, or medicine
Predominant breastfeedingInfants < 6 months receiving predominantly breast milk and also receiving liquids, but not soft food
Partial breastfeedingInfants < 6 months receiving breast milk and any soft food
Dietary diversityInfant ≥ 6 months fed 4 or more food groups
Meal frequencyMinimum of 2 meals for infants 6–8 months and 3 meals for infants 9–12 months if breastfed; minimum of 4 meals aged 6–12 months if not breastfed
Minimum acceptable dietInfant ≥ 6 months meeting minimum requirements for dietary diversity and meal frequency
HandwashingOf mothers preparing meals, those who appropriately washed hands before meal preparation
Safe stool disposalOf mothers with an improved form of sanitation (latrine, flush or pour-flush toilet), those that discarded infant stool using an improved form of sanitation
Safe waterInfants ≥ 6 months fed boiled or bottled water