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Table 2 EBF status of children now aged between 6 and 24 months during the first 6 months of life (n = 254) in Hadaleala district, Afar region, northeast Ethiopia

From: Exclusive breastfeeding status of children aged between 6 and 24 months in the nomadic population of Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Breastfed in first hour
 Yes 154 60.6
 No 100 39.4
Child breastfed at the time of the survey
 Yes 207 81.5
 No 47 18.5
Child feeding status
Not exclusively breastfed 66 26.0
Exclusively breastfed 188 74.0
Type of supplementary feeds
 Cow’s or goat’s milk 179 70.5
 Infant formula/powder milk 9 3.5
 Gruel 59 23.2
 Adults’ food 7 2.8
Child consumed leftover foods
 Yes 233 91.7
 No 21 8.3
Feeding children soon after food preparation
 Yes 187 73.6
 No 67 26.4
Serving uncooked food/ unheated milk to children
 Yes 128 50.4
 No 126 49.6