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Table 2 Comparison of Infant and Young Child Feeing Indicators and practices between Post-Program and Comparison groupsa

From: Maternal participation in a nutrition education program in Uganda is associated with improved infant and young child feeding practices and feeding knowledge: a post-program comparison study

Feeding Practice Post-Program Comparison P-value (2-tail) P-value Adjustedb
Mean number of feeding occasions ± SE 3.0 ± 0.1 2.1 ± 0.2c 0.002c 0.001c
Mean dietary diversity ± SE 2.8 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.2 0.004c 0.003c
Continued breastfeeding at 12 months 72.3% 16.7% 0.027c 0.166
Fed minimum meal frequency 44.8% 37.9% 0.594 0.612
Fed minimum dietary diversity 10.3% 3.4% 0.300 0.424
Fed iron-rich complementary foods 17.2% 20.7% 0.737 0.336
Fed a minimally acceptable diet 10.3% 3.4% 0.300 0.262
  1. aInfant and Young Child Feeding Indicators are calculated for all children ages 6 to 24 months (n = 58, of which 29 are in each study group) based on two 24-h recall observations per child (n = 116 observations total)
  2. bAdjusted for presence of father in the home, maternal education, primary means of food acquisition, type of material in respondent’s home, and underweight status of the child
  3. cResult was significant, p < 0.05