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Table 2 Maternal health care and child feeding practices in Pawe District, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Complementary feeding practices among children in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Antenatal care visit
 Yes 445 56.7
 No 340 43.3
Number of antenatal care visit (n = 445)
 1–3 238 53.5
 ≥4 207 46.5
Place of delivery
 Home 537 68.4
 Health institution 248 31.6
Postnatal checkup
 Yes 622 79.2
 No 163 20.8
Postnatal counseling about CF* (n = 622)
 Yes 405 65.1
 No 217 34.9
Mother’s IYCF knowledge
 Good knowledge 422 53.8
 Poor knowledge 363 46.2
Ever breast feed
 Yes 761 96.9
 No 24 3.1
Initiation of breast feeding (n = 761), h
 ≤1 522 68.6
 >1 239 31.4
Breast feeding status during the survey (n = 761)
 Yes 665 84.7
 No 96 15.3
Prelacteal feeding (n = 704)
 Yes 121 15.9
 No 640 84.1
Type of prelacteal food given (n = 122)
 Butter 75 62
 Cow milk 73 60.3
 Water and sugar 72 59.5
 Othersa 81 67
Bottle feeding
 Yes 318 40.5
 No 467 59.5
Initiation of complementary feeding
 Timely initiation (at sixth month) 485 61.8
 Early initiation (before sixth month) 249 31.7
 Late initiation (after sixth month) 51 6.5
Dietary diversity
 Poor 599 76.3
 Good 186 23.7
  1. * Complementary feeding
  2. aFormula milk, plain boiled water