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Table 4 Health conditions of mothers and children in Hadaleala district, Afar region, northeast Ethiopia, April to May, 2015

From: Acute malnutrition among children aged 6–59 months of the nomadic population in Hadaleala district, Afar region, northeast Ethiopia

Health related information Frequency Percentage
Two week history of maternal diarrhea
 Yes 60 10.2
 No 531 89.8
Childhood diarrhea
 Yes 172 29.1
 No 419 70.9
Mothers know the causes of diarrheal disease
 Yes 175 29.6
 No 416 70.4
Mothers know flies transmit diarrheal disease   
 Yes 264 44.7
 No 327 55.3
Mothers know excreta of children can cause disease
 Yes 214 36.2
 No 377 63.8
Child ever been vaccinated
 Yes 477 80.7
 No 114 19.3
Measles vaccination
 Yes 337 57.0
 No 254 43.0
Rota virus vaccination
 Yes 173 29.3
 No 418 70.7
Vitamin A supplementation
 Yes 488 82.6
 No 103 17.4