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Table 1 Scoring system used to create the infant and child feeding index for children aged 6–12 months

From: Feeding practices and growth among young children during two seasons in rural Ethiopia

Components Age-specific scores
  6–8 months 9–12 months
Breast feeding Yes =2
No = 0
Yes =2
No = 0
Bottle feeding Yes =0
No = 1
Yes =0
No = 1
Dietary diversity (24 h) 0–1 = 0
2 = 1
3 + = 2
0–2 = 0
3 = 1
4 + = 2
Food group frequency (previous 7 days) 0–2 = 0
3–4 = 1
5 + = 2
0–3 = 0
4–5 = 1
6 + = 2
Feeding frequency 0–1 = 0
2 = 1
3 + = 2
0–2 = 0
3 = 1
4 + = 2