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Table 2 Maternal and child characteristics in Gibe District, Hadiya Zone, Southern Nation Nationalist of People Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Nearly one in three children is suffering from sub-optimal feeding practice in Gibe District, Hadiya zone, South Ethiopia

Variable (n = 418) Number Percent
Sex
 Male 199 47.6
 Female 219 52.4
Child age (months)
 0–5 90 21.5
 6–11 142 34.0
 12–17 125 29.9
 18–23 61 14.6
Birth order
 First born 48 11.5
 2nd–4th 275 65.8
 5th or more 95 22.7
Preceding birth interval (month)
 No previous birth 49 11.7
 Less than 24 317 75.8
 More or equal to 24 52 12.4
Antenatal care visit
 Yes 265 63.4
 No 153 36.6
No of antenatal care visit
 1–2 times 148 35.5
 3–4 times 87 20.8
 > 4 times 11 2.6
 Do not know 19 4.5
Place of delivery
 Home 270 64.6
 Health institution 148 35.4
Mode of delivery
 Vaginally 395 94.7
 Cesarean section 22 5.3
Post-natal care
 Yes 122 29.2
 No 296 70.8
Number of children
 1–2 103 24.6
 3–4 161 38.5
 ≥ 5 154 36.8
Parity
 Null-porous 49 11.7
 Multi-porous 369 88.3