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Table 2 Child and environmental health characteristics in Shinille Woreda, Somali region, Ethiopia February-March, 2014 (n = 694)

From: Magnitude and factors associated with malnutrition in children 6–59 months of age in Shinille Woreda, Ethiopian Somali regional state: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent
Child characteristics
Child’s sex:
 Male 364 52.4
 Female 330 47.6
Child’s age in months:
 6–11 331 47.7
 12–23 171 24.6
 24–35 90 13
  ≥ 36 102 14.7
Child weighed at birth:
 Yes 137 19.7
 No 557 80.3
Immunization:
 Yes 175 25.2
 No 519 74.8
Diarrhea in the last two weeks
 Yes 132 19
 No 562 81
Respiratory disease
 Yes 205 29.5
 No 489 70.5
Child caring practice
Initiation of breast feeding:
 Immediately 225 32.4
 After 1 h after birth 469 67.6
Pre-lacteal feeding:
 Yes 435 62.7
 No 259 37.3
Total duration of breast feeding:
  < 12 593 85.4
  ≥ 12 101 14.6
Environmental Health characteristics
Source of drinking water:
 Pond/River 62 8.9
 Well/Tap 632 91.1
Availability latrine
 Yes 512 73.8
 No 182 26.2
Type of latrine
 Private pit/wooden slab 351 68.6
 Private slab/cement slab 138 27
 Shared latrine/woodenslab 23 4.5
Separate room for Kitchen
 Yes 468 67.4
 No 226 32.6