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Table 2 Source of food and feeding practice among lactating mothers (n = 346) visiting public health facilities in Aksum, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, June 2015

From: Dietary diversity and related factors among lactating women visiting public health facilities in Aksum town, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (percent)
Main source of food for household (current)  
 Own production 143 (41.3)
 Purchasing 164 (47.4)
 Food aid/relief 27 (7.8)
 Other source 12 (3.5)
Practicing home gardening  
 Yes 41 (11.8)
 No 305 (88.2)
Daily eating pattern in the previous 7 days  
 Three meals &/or above 136 (39.3)
 Two meals & eating between meals 157 (45.4)
 Two meals only or below 53 (15.3)
Frequency of fruit consumption in the previous 24 h  
 Not consumed at all 205 (59.2)
 1–2 times 107 (30.9)
 Three times & above 34 (9.8)
Frequency of vegetable consumption in the previous 24 h  
 Not consumed at all 183 (52.9)
 1–2 times 115 (33.2)
 Three times & above 48 (13.9)
Alcohol use in the previous 7 days  
 Yes 55 (15.9)
 No 291 (84.1)