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Table 3 Dietary characteristics of children among 6–59 months in Angolalla Tera district

From: Prevalence of pneumonia and associated factors among children aged 6–59 months in Angolela Tera district, North Shoa, Ethiopia, 2021, community-based cross-sectional study

Variable, N = 414 Category Frequency Percent (%)
Ever breastfed child Yes 380 91.8
No 34 8.2
Time for initiation of breast feed (n = 380) Within 1 h 176 46.3
Within 24 h 194 51.1
> 24 h 10 2.6
Child fed colostrum (n = 380) Yes 294 77.3
No 86 22.7
Prelacteal feeding Yes 134 32.4
No 280 67.6
Age complementary food started At 6 month 281 67.9
Before 6 month 107 25.8
Above 6 month 26 6.3
Method of child feeding Spoon 117 28.3
Cup 140 33.8
Hand 138 33.3
Bottle 19 4.6
Cough within the last 2 week Yes 231 55.8
No 183 44.2
Fast breath and chest in drawing Yes 125 30.2
No 289 69.8