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Table 2 Health service utilization among mothers having infants less than 6 months old, and infants related characteristics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 494)

From: Formula feeding practice and associated factors among mothers with infants 0–6 months of age in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Parity Prim- Para 196 39.7
Multi-para 298 60.3
ANC follow-up No 5 1.0
Yes 489 99.0
Number of ANC visit <3 49 10.0
≥ 3 440 90.0
Place of ANC follow-up Public health institution 261 53.4
Private health institution 228 46.6
Place of delivery Public health institution 251 50.8
Private health institution 243 49.2
Mode of delivery Spontaneous/vaginal 294 59.5
Cesarean section 200 40.5
Age of child (months) < 2 166 33.6
2–3 50 10.1
4–6 278 56.3
Sex of the child Male 284 57.5
Female 210 42.5
Weight of the child Under weight 32 6.5
Normal weight 422 85.4
Over weight 40 8.1
Timely initiation of breast feeding Within 1 h 330 66.8
1 h -1 day 75 15.2
1 day-3 days 69 14.0
Above 3 days 20 4.0
Pre-lacteal feeding Yes 170 34.4
No 324 65.6
  1. ANC Antenatal care