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Table 2 Nutritional and health related characteristics of school adolescent girls, Gondar City Administration, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 795)

From: One in three adolescent schoolgirls in urban northwest Ethiopia is stunted

Variables Frequency Percent
Meal frequency per day
 < 3 87 10.9
 > =3 708 89.1
Household food security
 Secured 499 62.8
 In secured 296 37.2
Dietary diversity score
 Adequate 600 75.5
 Inadequate 195 24.5
Two weeks history of illness
 Yes 160 20.1
 No 635 79.9
Member of association
 Yes 148 18.6
 No 647 81.4
Media exposure
 Satisfactory 631 79.4
 Unsatisfactory 164 20.6
Menstruation status
 Yes 599 71.3
 No 196 24.7
Age of first menarche
 10–13 163 20.5
 14–16 358 45
 17–19 78 5.8
Past history of pregnancy
 Yes 35 4.4
 No 760 95.6