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Table 3 Infant feeding practices of 390 mother-infant dyads enrolled in the cross-sectional component of study by site

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

Infant age < 6 months (n = 132), n (%)
BreastfeedingaExclusivePredominantbPartialc
MLA (n = 61)23 (37.7)32 (52.5)6 (9.8)
WPA (n = 32)9 (28.1)9 (28.1)14 (43.8)
MKT (n = 36)9 (25.0)17 (47.2)10 (27.8)
Infant age ≥ 6 months (n = 258), n (%)
PracticesSafe watercDietary diversitydMinimum acceptable diete
MLA94/98 (95.9)23/103 (22.3)2/103 (1.9)
WPA62/79 (78.5)12/80 (15.0)7/80 (8.8)
MKT47/73 (64.4)23/75 (30.7)9/75 (12.0)
All infants (n = 390), n (%)
PracticesHandwashingcSafe stool disposalcAppropriate age food introductionc
MLA151/157 (96.2)84/161 (52.2)141/165 (85.5)
WPA79/107 (73.8)51/105 (48.6)60/113 (53.1)
MKT62/102 (60.8)18/89 (20.2)55/112 (49.1)
  1. MLA Mae La refugee camp, MKT Mawker Thai village, WPA Wang Pha village
  2. aExcludes three mothers (one from each site) who only fed formula milk
  3. bSignificant for trend (p = 0.029)
  4. cSignificant for trend (p < 0.001). “Safe water” excludes 5 mothers from MLA, 1 from WPA, and 1 from MKT who did not feed water the day prior. “Handwashing” excludes 4 mothers from MLA, 6 from WPA, and 10 from MKT who did not prepare the food the day prior
  5. dSignificant for trend (p = 0.020)
  6. eSignificant for trend (p = 0.008)