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Table 3 Complementary feeding practices by food group and diet diversity by child’s age at interview. N = 938

From: Complementary feeding practices among infants and young children in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  0–180 days (N = 67) 181–729 days (N = 871)  
N % N % p-value
Food groups
 Animal protein 12 17.9 522 59.9 0.001
 Dairy products 16 23.9 605 69.5 0.001
 Pulses/legumes 8 11.9 454 52.1 0.001
 Cereals/grains 47 70.1 723 83.0 0.008
 Fats/oils 7 10.4 221 25.4 0.006
 Vegetables 45 67.2 792 90.9 0.001
 Fruits 48 71.6 739 84.8 0.001
Diet Diversitya
 7 food groups 3 4.5 175 20.1 0.001
 6 food groups 4 6.0 164 18.8
 5 food groups 4 6.0 141 16.2
 4 food groups 3 4.5 142 16.3
 3 food groups 19 28.4 132 15.2
 2 good groups 18 24.9 62 7.1
 1 food group 13 19.4 54 6.2
  1. aA total of 4 children did not include any of the recommended food groups but ratherfood that is not recommended at this age group
  2. These children are not included in the table