Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Nutritional Status of School Going Adolescent Girls in Awash Town, Afar Region, Ethiopia

Table 2

Dietary intake characteristics of school going adolescent girls, Awash town, 2018 (n = 340).

Source of foodOwn product10129.7%
Market purchase20159.1%
Gift61.8%
Exchange and barter123.5%
Humanitarian food aid164.7%
Loan41.2%

Mainly used food staples in the areaTeff29486.5%
Maize113.2%
Sorghum154.4%
Wheat205.9%

Number of hunger episodes in last monthNo episodes154.4%
One episode51.5%
Two episodes3510.3%
Three episodes7120.9%
Four and above episodes21462.9%

Diet diversityPoor (<4 food groups)16749%
Good (≥4 food groups)17351%

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