International Journal of Pediatrics / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

High Prevalence of Undernutrition among Children in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 2

Selected health-related and sociodemographic characteristics of the children aged 6–59 months, Gondar Town, northwest Ethiopia .

Variables FrequencyPercentage

Sex of the child
Male37853.5
Female32946.5
Age of the child (in months)
6–117410.5
12–2318125.6
24–3517424.6
36–4715521.9
48–5912317.4
Birth interval
1st child28940.9
1 year284.0
2 years7911.2
3 years8411.9
4 years and above22732.1
Weight changes in the last two weeks
Yes649.1
No64390.9
Illness in the last two weeks
Yes15221.5
No55578.5
Morbidity symptoms
Diarrhea8354.6
Cough4428.9
Fever2516.5
Children had eating problem
Yes14620.7
No56179.3
Types of eating problems
Loss of appetite14089.2
Swallowing problem21.3
Vomiting159.5
Children had Bitot’s spot
Yes40.6
No70399.4
Vitamin A supplementation
Yes68296.5
No253.5

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