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Table 2 Obstetric history of mothers/care taker with their under five children and SAM status at rural district of Enebsie Sarmidr March, 2016 (N = 311)

From: Determinants of severe acute malnutrition among under five children in rural Enebsie Sarmidr District, East Gojjam Zone, North West Ethiopia, 2016

Variables SAM status Total N (%)
Cases n (%) Controls n (%)
Number of children ever borne ≥ 4 Children 20(31.3%) 83(33.6%) 103(33.1%)
1–3 children 41(64.1%) 162(65.6%) 203(65.3%)
I do not remember 3(4.7%) 2(0.8%) 5(1.6%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
ANC follow up Yes 56(87.5%) 240(97.2%) 296(95.2%)
No 8(12.5%) 7(2.8%) 15(4.8%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Number of ANC follow up ≥4 times 27(42.2%) 90(36.4%) 117(37.6%)
1–3 times 34(53.1%) 144(58.3%) 178(57.2%)
I do not remember 3(4.7%) 13(5.3%) 16(5.1%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Feeding status during pregnancy and lactating extra meal/day 37(57.8%) 225(91.1%) 262(84.2%)
No difference/reduced my meal 27(42.2%) 22(8.9%) 49(15.8%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Reason for increasing feeding Health workers thought and clear 37(100.0%) 221(98.2%) 259(98.5%)
Any other reason 0(0.0%) 4(1.8%) 4(1.5%)
Total 37(100.0%) 225(100.0%) 262(100.0%)
Reasons for decreasing feeding during pregnancy Believing not be comfortable for fetus 24(88.9%) 16(72.7%) 40(81.6%)
Believing fetal growth would be facilitated and delivery complicated 2(7.4%) 5(22.7%) 7(14.3%)
Others 1(3.7%) 1(4.5%) 2(4.1%)
Total 27(100.0%) 22(100.0%) 49(100.0%)
Birth interval Less than 2 years 24(37.5%) 52(21.1%) 76(24.4%)
2 and above years 40(62.5%) 195(78.9%) 235(75.6%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)