Table 3: Food frequency and weight (grams) of foods consumed by children in Chipata.

Food typeMean ± SDMedianMin.Max.CV

Cereals and cereal-based products
Nshima214130.1 ± 82.86117676463.7
Porridge (maize)209150.7 ± 81.561323255254.1
Buns4044.1 ± 35.15350.914879.7
Rice23123.7 ± 77.121091934862.3
Samp1992.3 ± 52.18952121456.5
Fresh maize1056.2 ± 34.2447.51512460.9
Fritter1441.9 ± 20.436.5198848.7
Legumes and legume-based products
Beans5071.3 ± 43.34621621460.8
Soya pieces2680.6 ± 67.56681033083.8
Starchy roots and tubers
Cassava1384.5 ± 43.57722016351.5
Sweet potato11128.3 ± 150.385720450117.2
Fruits and vegetables
Pumpkin leaves13788.5 ± 89.36574691101
Rape relish8445.9 ± 49.23309356107.2
Rape3582 ± 72.23481531388.1
Cabbage relish2846.8 ± 40.77381020587.2
Cabbage2452 ± 31.51441313760.6
Okra2470.7 ± 53.6854.51524575.9
Rape soup1364 ± 46.69591318473
Vegetable relish1038 ± 13.1541.5175634.6
Banana1065.9 ± 51.0654.51515577.5
Meat and fish products
Kapenta2155.4 ± 59.13339250106.7
Chicken1642.6 ± 31.7940.5913574.7
Eggs and egg products
Egg1241.3 ± 23.4639118456.9
Drinks
Sweet beer71168 ± 79.281544350147.2
Soft drinks57139.5 ± 83.571201040259.9
Tea15196.2 ± 104.581508444553.3
Milk and milk products
Breast milk1838.8 ± 26.2130109667.6
Sour milk12138.3 ± 70.4126.57332050.9

The cutoff point of the frequency is 10 (accounts for 95% of food commonly consumed).