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Table 3 Child caring 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-Secure Households Food-Insecure Households
Breast fed No 90 44.55% 81 40.09%
Yes 112 55.44% 121 59.9%
Time to initiate breast feeding Immediately 92 82.14% 97 80.16%
>=1Hr of Delivery 20 17.85% 24 19.83%
Frequency of breast feed in 24hrs <8 time/day 21 18.75% 23 19.00%
8-12 time/day & above 91 81.25% 98 80.99%
Exclusively breast feed < 6 month 48 42.85% 20 16.52%
>=6 month 64 57.14 101 83.47%
Pre-lactation food/fluid No 174 86.13% 167 82.67%
Yes 28 13.86% 35 17.32%
Material used to feed the child Cup 27 96.42% 30 85.74%
Bottle 1 3.57% 5 14.28%
Who is in charge of the baby’s Feeding Mother 199 98.51% 198 98.01%
Sister 3 1.48% 3 1.48%
Sickness in the last 2weeks No 191 94.55% 190 94.05%
Yes 11 5.44% 12 5.94%
Breast feeding until 1 year(6-23 month) No 1 0.78% 1 0.78%
Yes 126 99.2% 127 99.21%
Time to start complementary feeding(6-23month) 1-5months 24 19.04% 29 22.83%
6months 89 68.99% 84 66.14%
7-12months 14 11.11% 14 11.02%
Took soft thick (semi solid) porridge (6-8 months) No 42 10.4% 51 12.6%
Yes 8 2.0% 9 2.2%
Frequency the child take semi-solid porridge(6-8 month) 1-2 time/day 3 37.5% 4 44.44%
2-3 time/day 4 50.00% 4 44.44%
3-4 time/day 1 12.5% 1 11.11%
Took soft thick (semi solid) porridge (9-11 months) No 41 75.92% 52 81.25%
Yes 13 24.07% 12 18.75%
Family food consumption No 39 34.51% 39 33.33%
Yes 74 65.48% 78 66.66%
Frequency of family food 1-2 time/day 8 10.81% 4 51.28%
2-3 time/day 64 86.48% 71 91%
3-4 time/day 2 2.70% 3 3.84%
The number of MDD intake Legumes & Nut 4 3.10% 6 4.68%
Diary Products 79 62.20% 86 67.18%
Grain, rut, tuber, diary product, Legume & Nuts 38 29.92% 26 20.31%
<4 food groups 111 88.09% 101 79.52%
4+ food groups 15 11.91% 31 20.48%
MDD in 24 hours stop breast milk No 113 88.97% 118 92.18%
Yes 14 11.02% 10 7.81%
Immunized No 0 0% 1 0.79%
Yes 127 100% 127 99.21%
Vitamin A supplementation No 26 20.47% 26 20.31%
Yes 101 79.52% 102 79.69%
Vaccines received Only Penta1 and 2 K 3 2.3% 4 3.12%
Fully 107 84.25% 110 85.93%
BCG, penta1-penta3 12 11.81% 6 4.68%
Not Sure 5 3.90% 4 3.12%