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Table 1 Characteristics of children aged 6–59 months who participated in the study, Gondar Town, April 2014

From: Anemia severity among children aged 6–59 months in Gondar town, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Categories Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Sex of child Male 378 53.5
Female 329 46.5
Age of child (months) 6–11 74 10.5
12–23 181 25.6
24–35 174 24.6
36–47 155 21.9
48–59 123 17.4
Child’s place of delivery At home 145 20.5
At health institution 562 79.5
Child’s birth type Singleton 692 97.9
Twins 15 2.1
Mode of delivery CS or instrumental delivery 73 10.3
spontaneous vaginal delivery 634 89.7
Pre-lacteal feeding Yes 58 8.2
No 649 91.8
Exclusive breastfeeding statusa Exclusively breastfed 577 81.6
Not exclusively breastfed 130 18.4
Breastfeeding status Being breastfed 301 42.6
Not being breastfed 406 57.4
Preceding birth intervalb 12–24 months 83 19.9
25–48 months 149 35.6
> 48 months 186 44.5
WHZ Wasted 46 6.5
Normal 661 93.5
HAZ Stunted 323 45.7
Normal 384 54.3
WAZ Underweight 111 15.7
Normal 596 84.3
Complementary feeding frequency < 4 time per day 210 29.7
4–5 times per day 440 62.2
> 5 time per day 57 8.1
  1. aAn exclusive breastfeeding time was until 6 months of age as to WHO standard; bPercentage was calculated for 418 children whose birth order is 2nd and above; CS: Caesarian section; HAZ: Height-for-Age Z-score; WAZ: Weight-for-Age Z-score; WHZ: Weight-for-Height Z-score