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Table 3 Child nutrition and care practices of under five children and their SAM status at rural district of Enebsie Sarmidr district, 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 (%)
Breast feeding (BF) Initiation within an hour after delivery Yes 45(70.3%) 225(91.1%) 270(86.8%)
No 19(29.7%) 22(8.9%) 41(13.2%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
EBF for the first 6 months Yes 50(78.1%) 239(96.8%) 289(92.9%)
No 14(21.9%) 8(3.2%) 22(7.1%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Optimum breast feeding(≥8times/day) Yes 28(43.8%) 231(93.5%) 259(83.3%)
No 36(56.2%) 16(6.5%) 52(16.7%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Total time of breast feeding 1–24 months 5(7.8%) 17(6.9%) 22(7.1%)
≥25 months 59(92.2%) 230(93.1%) 289(92.9%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
History of prelacteal feeding Yes 13(20.3%) 21(8.5%) 34(10.9%)
No 51(79.7%) 226(91.5%) 277(89.1%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)