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Table 2 Dietary intake, hygiene and sanitation of the primary school students, Meket Woreda, April 2015 (n = 1091)

From: The relationship between school meals with thinness and stunting among primary school students, in Meket Wereda, Ethiopia: comparing schools with feeding and non-feeding program

Variables SFP schools = 718 Non SFP schools = 373 P-value
Frequency of food intake at home per 24 h
 1times 16 (2.2) 21 (5.6) 0.006
  > 1times 702 (97.8) 352 (94.4)  
Frequent diet the child take at home
 Shero 592 (82.5) 120 (32.2) < 0.001
 Shero, kik, meat, vegetable and milk 126 (17.5) 253 (67.8)  
Source of drinking water
 River/spring 642 (89.4) 189 (50,7) < 0.001
 Pipe/protected spring 76 (10.6) 184 (49.3)  
Use latrine
 Yes 416 (57.9) 340 (91.2) < 0.001
 No 302 (42.1) 33 (8.8)  
The child wash his/her hands with soap before eating
 Yes 222 (30.9) 54 (14.5) < 0.001
 No 496 (69.1) 319 (85.5)  
  1. Shero Stew made from legume flour, kik Split legumes stew.