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Table 2 Feeding practices and dietary diversity among OVC, Addis Ketema Sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Nutritional status among orphans and vulnerable children aged 6 to 59 months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage(%)
Planned pregnancy (n = 568)
 Yes 489 86.1
 No 79 13.9
Antenatal care (ANC) follow up (n = 565)
 Yes 542 95.9
 No 23 4.1
Place of birth (n = 570)
 Health facility 545 95.6
 Home 25 4.4
Birth weight (n = 426)
  < 2.5 g 106 24.9
 2.5–4.0 g 293 68.8
  > 4.0 g 27 6.3
Was the child breastfed? (n = 573)
 Yes 559 97.6
 No 14 2.4
Initiation of breastfeeding (n = 555)
 First hour 546 98.4
 After first hour 9 1.6
Exclusive brestfeeding (n = 553)
 Yes 513 92.8
 No 40 7.2
Total duration of breastfeeding in months (n = 300)
  < 6 28 9.3
 6 to 11 34 11.3
 12 to 17 46 15.3
 18 to 23 25 8.4
  ≥ 24 167 55.7
Initiation of complementary feeding (n = 557)
 At birth 21 3.8
 Birth to 6 months 83 14.9
 6 months to 12 months 438 78.6
 after 12 months 15 2.7
Type of first complementary food (n = 556)
 Formula milk 156 28.0
 Cow milk 106 19.1
 Porridge 180 32.4
 Adult food 114 20.5
Method of complementary feeding(n = 556)
 Hand 144 25.9
 Cup and spoon 284 51.1
 Bottle 128 23.0
Dietary Diversity Score (n = 559)
 Low (< 4) 239 42.8
 High (≥4) 320 57.2