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Table 2 Meal frequency, food group consumption and DDS across children’s ages

From: Distribution and determinants of young child feeding practices in the East African region: demographic health survey data analysis from 2008-2011

Intake indicator Country Age of child (months)
   6 -8 9 – 11 12 – 17 18 – 23 6 - 23
Minimum meal frequency (%) Kenya 74.86 67.74 65.39 64.15 67.31
  Uganda* 55.77 33.87 42.91 30.43 39.59
  Tanzania* 63.33 25.40 31.46 28.38 34.83
Cereals and tubers (%) Kenya* 55.26 75.83 76.69 79.93 73.40
  Uganda* 65.04 88.56 89.75 88.45 84.78
  Tanzania* 83.29 92.82 93.06 94.47 91.84
VAFVs (%) Kenya* 31.64 50.03 41.46 47.48 42.88
  Uganda 13.48 18.47 18.02 25.71 19.99
  Tanzania* 22.59 32.33 33.04 37.38 32.55
OFVs (%) Kenya* 46.40 62.05 73.05 75.57 66.83
  Uganda* 28.59 51.32 56.73 51.33 49.05
  Tanzania* 44.08 62.18 67.84 65.90 62.25
Dairy (%) Kenya 58.99 66.93 58.18 52.50 57.96
  Uganda 26.74 33.76 24.93 29.51 28.27
  Tanzania 25.99 30.55 31.40 31.36 30.34
Legumes (%) Kenya* 15.19 28.52 29.26 33.62 27.79
  Uganda* 40.14 65.43 57.54 58.04 55.95
  Tanzania* 28.17 36.76 41.83 42.83 38.97
MFPEs (%) Kenya* 13.39 18.65 29.47 34.58 26.19
  Uganda* 22.84 40.05 32.80 39.71 34.65
  Tanzania* 22.59 33.59 40.79 44.15 37.54
DDS < 1 (%) Kenya* 14.66 4.76 5.26 7.62 7.77
  Uganda* 15.03 1.51 4.69 7.39 6.93
  Tanzania* 11.15 1.93 2.39 3.11 4.01
DDS ≥ 4 (%) Kenya* 22.52 39.22 39.50 48.63 39.06
  Uganda* 15.45 32.09 28.73 36.00 29.50
  Tanzania* 18.02 30.81 34.84 38.80 32.58
  1. *Statistically significant differences between age groups.