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Table 2 Comparison of complementary feeding practices of HIV Positive mothers by place of residence, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Complementary feeding practices and associated factors among HIV positive mothers in Southern Ethiopia

Feeding practices Urban and rural Urban Rural P-value ¥
N o (%) N o (%) N o (%)
Timely introduction of CFØ Yes 29 (42.0) 23 (54.0) 6 (31.6) 0.412
No 40 (58.0) 27 (46.0) 13 (68.4)
Minimum meal frequency Yes 84 (46.7) 67 (51.5) 17 (34.0) 0.035
No 96 (53.3) 63 (48.5) 33 (66.0)
Minimum dietary diversity <4 118 (65.6) 80 (61.5) 38 (76.0) 0.067
≥4 62 (34.4) 50 (38.5) 12 (24.0)
Bottle feeding Yes 74 (40.7) 61 (46.7) 13 (74.0) 0.013
No 108 (59.3) 71 (53.8) 37 (26.0)
Age at CF started At 6 months 133 (73.08) 99 (75.6) 34 (68.0) 0.632
Before 6 months 19 (10.44) 14 (10.7) 5 (10.0)
Not started yet 26 (14.29) 16 (12.2) 10 (20.0)
don’t know 3 (1.6) 2 (1.5 1 (2.0)
  1. All calculations were made based on the current WHO indicators for IYCF, ØComplementary feeding, ¥Pearson Chi square.