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Table 3 Nutrition-related characteristics

From: Prevalence of malnutrition and its associated factors among adult people living with HIV/AIDS receiving anti-retroviral therapy at Butajira Hospital, southern Ethiopia

Variables   Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Change of feeding style after knowing HIV status No 227 74.4
Yes 75 24.6
Type of change of feeding style Frequency 18 5.9
Quality of food 75 24.6
Quantity 3 1.0
Dietary counseling No 143 46.9
Yes 162 53.1
Organizational support other than medication No 263 86.2
Economical support 7 2.3
RUTF 26 8.5
Economical and RUTF 9 3.0
Household food insecurity status Food secure 64 21.0
Mildly food insecure 14 4.6
Moderately food insecure 99 32.5
Severely food insecure 128 42.0
Household dietary diversity Inadequate 121 39.7
  Adequate 184 60.3
  1. Nearly half of the patients had no any type of dietary counseling, and many were severely food insecure.