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Table 3 The frequency of World Health Organization infant and young child feeding criteria in the four quartiles of dietary patterns

From: Associations between dietary patterns and anaemia in 6- to 23-month-old infants in central South China

  Total Minimum dietary diversity Minimum meal frequency Minimum acceptable diet Consumption iron-fortified food
n n % n % n % n %
Diversified pattern
 Q1 154 2 1.30** 91 59.09 2 1.30** 107 69.48
 Q2 159 81 50.94 101 63.52 56 35.22 113 71.07
 Q3 158 127 80.38 97 61.39 78 49.37 115 72.78
 Q4 152 149 98.03 96 63.16 94 61.84 92 60.53
Traditional pattern
 Q1 155 60 38.71** 78 50.32 32 20.65** 86 55.48**
 Q2 157 80 50.96 110 70.06 56 35.67 107 68.15
 Q3 159 96 60.38 107 67.30 66 41.51 114 71.70
 Q4 152 123 80.92 90 59.21 76 50.00 120 78.95
Breast milk pattern
 Q1 156 68 43.59* 87 55.77* 38 24.36* 106 67.95
 Q2 156 103 66.03 87 55.77 54 34.62 114 73.08
 Q3 155 101 65.16 104 67.10 70 45.16 104 67.10
 Q4 156 87 55.77 107 68.59 68 43.59 103 66.03
Multi-nutrient powders pattern
 Q1 156 93 59.62* 108 69.23* 68 43.59** 57 36.54**
 Q2 155 103 66.45 104 67.10 71 45.81 110 70.97
 Q3 164 93 56.71 95 57.93 53 32.32 131 79.88
 Q4 148 70 47.30 78 52.70 38 25.68 129 87.16
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.001; P for trend