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Table 3 Frequency of consumption of foods in the previous week by children in Ekumfi Narkwa

From: Dietary diversity and nutritional adequacy of under-fives in a fishing community in the central region of Ghana

  Frequency of Consumption per Week Frequency (%)
FOOD GROUPS 6–7 times 3–5 times 1–2 times Never
 Foods from cereals, roots tubers and plantain 185 (74) 13 (5.20) 41 (16.4) 11 (4.4)
 Vitamin A rich fruits and vegetables 27 (10.8) 57 (22.0) 60 (24.0) 106 (42.4)
 Other fruits or vegetables 79 (31.6) 47 (18.8) 90 (36.0) 34 (13.6)
 Flesh foods (Meat and fish) 198 (79.8) 16 (6.4) 20 (8.0) 16 (6.4)
 Fresh or dried fish or shellfisha 195 (78) 19 (7.6) 10 (4) 26 (10.4)
 Meata 9 (3.6) 37 (14.8) 60 (24) 142 (56.8)
 Eggs 25 (10) 78 (31.2) 61 (24/4) 86 (34.4)
 Foods from legumes and nuts 119 (47.6) 52 (20.8) 60 (24.0) 19 (7.6)
 Dairy products 25 (10) 61 (24.4) 71 (28.4) 86 (34.4)
 Sweetsb 147 (58.8) 32 (12.8) 42 (16.8) 29 (11.6)
  1. aMerged to get the flesh foods group
  2. bFood groups not added in dietary diversity score computation