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Table 3 Child feeding and Environmental characteristics of children aged 6 to 59 months in rural Dubti district, Afar region North East Ethiopia, 2017: n = 322

From: Determinants of stunting among children aged 6 to 59 months in pastoral community, Afar region, North East Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

Variable(s) Case (%) Control (%) Total (%)
Colostrum feeding
 Yes 135 (83.9) 151 (93.8) 286 (88.8)
 No 26 (16.1) 10 (6.2) 36 (11.2)
Prelacteal feeding
 Yes 72 (44.7) 47 (29.2) 119 (37)
 No 89 (55.3) 114 (70.8) 203 (63)
Duration of breastfeeding
  < 24 78 (48.4) 38 (23.6) 116 (36)
  ≥ 24 months 83 (51.6) 123 (76.4) 206 (64)
Duration of exclusive breast feeding
 Less 6 months 75 (46.6) 52 (32.3) 127 (39.4)
 At 6 month 86 (53.4) 109 (67.7) 195 (60.6)
Age Complementary feeding started
 Less than 6 months 75 (46.6) 52 (32.3) 127 (39.4)
 At 6 months 86 (53.4) 109 (67.7) 195 (60.6)
Availability of latrine
 Yes 42 (26.1) 77 (47.8) 119 (37)
 No 119 (73.9) 84 (52.2) 203 (63)
Functional latrine
 Yes 31 (73.8) 59 (76.6) 90 (75.6)
 No 11 (26.2) 18 (23.4) 29 (24.4)
Source of drinking water
 Unprotected source 47 (29.2) 35 (21.7) 82 (25.5)
 Protected source 114 (70.8) 126 (78.3) 240 (74.5)