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Table 2 Maternal and child related characteristics distribution of school age children in Merawi town, North West, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 396)

From: Dietary diversity among school age children in Merawi town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018: a community based cross-sectional study

VariableResponseFrequencyPercent
Ever used of family planning methodsYes33384.1
No6315.9
Is the child on schoolYes34286.4
No5413.6
Level/ grade of education1–2 grade17249.7
Grade three above17450.3
Is the child engaged in workYes5513.9
No34186.1
If engaged in work for how many hours (n = 55)≤3 h3054.5
Above 3 hours2545.4
does the child get feeding if he/she engages in work for more than 3 h (n = 55)Yes2036.4
No3563.6
Does the child has history of illnessYes29775.0
No9925.0
What type feeding do you give for the child during illnessesRegular family dish24762.4
Additional feeding14937.6
Does the child eat breakfast regularlyYes38296.5
No143.5
Frequency of eating per dayFour and above33684.6
1–36015.2
Access to child nutrition educationYes36090.9
No369.1