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Table 2 Child, household and community characteristics of children aged 6–23 months, Dabat, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 1034)

From: Dietary diversity and meal frequency among infant and young children: a community based study

variables Frequency Percentage
Age of a child
 6–11 month 418 40.4
 12–17 month 309 29.9
 18–23 month 307 29.7
Birth order   
 First 215 20.8
 Second to fifth 675 65.3
 Above fifth 144 13.9
Age when complementary feeding was started   
 0–5 months 92 8.9
 6 months 433 41.9
 7–11 months 395 38.2
 > =12 months 114 11
Number of under five children
 One 585 56.6
 Two 442 42.7
 Above three 7 0.7
Decision making at the household
 Mothers participated 971 93.9
 Mothers not participated 63 6.1
Household wealth status
 Poor 269 26.1
 Middle 415 40.1
 Rich 350 33.8
Exposure to media
 Unsatisfactory 827 80
 Satisfactory 207 20
Residence
 Rural 900 87
 Urban 134 13
Home gardening
 No 838 81.04
 Yes 196 18.96
Purpose of home gardening(n = 196)
 For household consumption 102 52.0
 Both selling and for household consumption 90 45.9
 For selling 4 2.1