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Table 3 Dietary characteristics of Finote Selam town residents; 2015

From: Household dietary diversity and associated factors among residents of finote selam town, north west Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Dietary diversity
 Non-diversified 47 11.8
 Diversified 353 88.2
 Low 47 11.8
 Medium 269 67.2
 High 84 21
Breakfast eaten
 Yes 382 95.5
 No 18 4.5
Water shortage for cooking
 Yes 10 2.5
 No 390 97.5
Food insecurity access score
 Food secure 253 63.2
 Mildly food insecure 76 19
 Moderately food insecure 56 14
 Severe food insecure 15 3.8
Who got health education   
 Yes 7 1.8
 No 393 98.2
Commonly eaten foods
 Cereals 354 88.5
 Vegetables 43 10.8
 Animal products 3 0.8
Frequency of eating
 Two times 24 6
 Three times 311 77.8
 Four times and above 65 16.2