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Table 2 Knowledge on commercial infant cereal and maternal opinions on its use

From: Use of commercial infant cereals as complementary food in infants and young children in Ghana

Item Frequency Percentage
Source of information on CIC
 Media (radio and television) 193 50.3
 Health worker 122 31.8
 Friends 43 11.2
 Others 26 6.8
Brand(s) of CICs known
 Cerelac 157 40.9
 Motherluck 5 1.3
 Yumvita 3 0.8
 Two or more of the brands 219 57.0
Brand of CIC used for child
 Cerelac 350 91.1
 Motherluck 4 1.0
 Yumvita 30 7.8
Package of CIC used
 Tin (400 g) 307 79.9
 Sachet (50 g) 77 20.1
Mothers’ opinion on CIC as complementary food
 Helps in infants growth and development 114 29.7
 Provides sufficient nutrient for infants and young children 36 9.4
 Infants and young children prefer it to infant formula 20 5.2
 Easy to prepare 16 4.2
 It prevents diseases in infants and young children 8 2.1
 Two or more of the opinion 177 46.1
 Others 12 3.1
Duration of CIC use as complementary food
 At least 1 month 18 4.7
 2–6 months 127 33.1
 7–12 months 142 37.0
 More than 12 months 97 25.3