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Table 2 Child characteristics in Rural Fagita District, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Risk factors associated with poor health outcomes for children under the age of 5 with moderate acute malnutrition in rural fagita lekoma district, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Description Moderate acute malnutrition
Food-Insecure Households Food-Insecure Households
Child’s sex Female 101 50.0% 111 54.95%
Male 101 50.0% 91 45.04%
Child’s age 0-11 29 14.35% 31 15.34%
12-23 99 49.00% 102 50.45%
24-35 50 24.75% 44 21.78%
36-47 18 8.90% 18 8.90%
48-59 6 2.90% 7 3.40%
Birth interval 0-23 months 95 47.02% 85 42.07%
24+ months 107 52.97% 117 57.92%
Gestational age <9month 28 13.86% 46 22.77%
9+ month 174 86.13% 156 77.22%
Illness in the last 2 weeks 149 73.76% 147 72.77%  
53 26.23% 55 27.22%  
Frequency of health problems Fever 9 16.98% 5 9.00%
Cough 6 11.32% 5 9.00%
Fever & cough 13 24.52% 25 45.45%
Vomiting &diarrhea 25 47.16% 20 36.36%