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Table 3 Child feeding practices of the respondents from food secure and food insecure households of Albuko district, northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence of stunting and associated factors among preschool children: A community based comparative cross sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Food secure HHs
n=527
Food insecure HHs
n=512
Total
n=1039
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
BF initiation
 Within one hour 519 98.5 502 98.0 1021 98.3
 More than one hour 8 1.5 10 2.0 18 1.7
Pre-lacteal use
 Yes 79 15.0 83 16.2 162 15.6
 No 448 85.0 429 83.8 877 84.4
Pre-lacteal food type
 Milk 13 16.4 0 0 13 8.2
 Water 31 39.2 43 52 74 45.6
 Sugar 35 44.4 39 47.9 74 45.6
 Honey 0 0 1 0.1 1 0.6
Colostrum use
 Yes 483 91.7 493 96.3 976 93.9
 No 44 8.3 19 3.7 63 6.1
CF initiation
 Below six month 92 17.5 80 15.6 172 16.6
 At six month 237 45.0 273 53.3 510 49.1
 After six month 198 37.6 159 31.1 357 34.4
Feeding method
 Bottle 110 20.9 112 21.9 222 21.4
 Cup 231 43.8 213 41.6 444 42.7
 Hand 169 32.1 174 34.0 343 33.0
 Othersa 17 3.2 13 2.5 30 2.9
Dietary diversity
 <4 food groups 368 69.8 389 76.0 757 72.9
>4 food groups 159 30.2 123 24.0 282 27.1
Meal frequency
 <4 times 178 33.8 283 55.3 461 44.4
>4 times 349 66.2 229 44.7 578 55.6
Types of food
 Injera 57 10.8 56 10.9 113 10.9
 Milk 107 20.3 99 19.3 206 19.8
 Porridge 214 40.6 257 50.2 471 45.3
 Smashed potato 149 28.3 100 19.5 249 24.0
  1. BF Breast feeding, CF Complementary feeding
  2. aspoon, Dietary diversity: number of food groups consumed by an individual