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Table 3 Education, media exposure, and fasting related characteristics of houses of children aged between 6 and 23 months, Dembecha, North West Ethiopia, 2018

From: Uptake of minimum acceptable diet among children aged 6–23 months in orthodox religion followers during fasting season in rural area, DEMBECHA, north West Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency(n) Percentage (%)
Read newspapers and magazine
 No 486 96.8
 One and above times a week 16 3.2
Education on dietary diversity and meal frequency
  Yes 449 89.4
  No 53 10.6
Food cooking demonstration training
  Yes 265 52.8
  No 237 47.2
Media exposure
 Unsatisfactory 433 86.3
 Satisfactory 69 13.7
Knowledge on child feeding
 On dietary diversity 488 97.2
 On feeding frequency 75 14.9
Reason for not feed animal source food
 Contaminate feeding utensils 143 28.4
 Not necessary for children 48 9.5
 Due to fasting 29 5.7
Family member feeding practice in fasting
 Not consume animal source foods 421 83.9
 Consume at any time in fasting 334 66.5
 Not consume at any time in fasting 168 33.5
 Consume animal source foods 81 16.9