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Table 3 Health service utilization, information on child feeding and feeding practice of mothers in Sinan Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 736)

From: Dietary diversity and associated factors among children aged 6–23 months in Sinan Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency
N %
Gravidity Primigravida 165 22
Multigravida 571 78
ANC follow up for the index child Yes 661 90
Place of delivery Home 310 42
Health posts 30 4
Health institutions 396 54
Mode of delivery Spontaneous vaginal delivery 693 94
Assisted deliveries 43 6
PNC follow up for the index child Yes 340 46
Utilizations of Family planning before current pregnancy Yes 627 85
Counseled on BF Yes 625 85
Time to reach nearby health center Less than 2 h 641 87
2 h and above 95 13
Knew when to start CF Yes 679 92
Initiation of CF Timely initiate CF 463 63
Not timely initiate CF 273 37
Currently breast feed Yes 721 98
Source of information of CF Health professionals 171 23
family members 141 19
HEWs 424 58
Meal frequency of children 1-2times/day 165 22
Three 295 40
Four and above 276 38
Feeding material Feed by cup or spoon 459 62
Active feeding 205 28
Bottle feeding 25 3
Othersa 47 6
Consistency of the CF Gruel 176 24
Slightly dense porridge 192 26
Dense porridge 34 5
Usual household food 313 43
Othersb 21 3
  1. afeeding by caretakers hands
  2. blocally made bread, tea