Table 5: Food frequency and weight (grams) consumed by mothers in Chipata.

Food typeMean ± SDMedianMin.Max.CV

Cereals and cereal-based products
Nshima218602.1 ± 248.09604.559189041.2
Porridge(maize)142371.9 ± 182.7836099142049.1
Buns8092.6 ± 81.18761860087.6
Fresh maize33166.7 ± 161.291232790996.8
Rice17308.1 ± 169.4628513273555
Legumes and legume products
Beans70183.4 ± 74.02167.55841240.4
Soya pieces39136.9 ± 137.199422851100.2
Cowpea10200.3 ± 127.05143.510850063.4
Groundnut31122.1 ± 84.31001635769
Starchy roots and tubers
Sweet potato29325.8 ± 195.5829510490060
Cassava22229.7 ± 196.731731078585.6
Potato12323.3 ± 139.93285.514961343.3
Fruits and vegetables
Pumpkin leaves172198 ± 109.84189.51890155.5
Rape144151.2 ± 65.72136.52034143.5
Samp102495.2 ± 224.4548674113245.3
Cabbage49172 ± 73.701682831742.8
Okra41152.9 ± 91.141373943859.6
Rape relish37132.5 ± 98.431153763074.3
Cabbage relish29145 ± 74.221254734851.2
Vegetable relish19170.4 ± 84.361701732149.5
Delele16167.9 ± 152.2119.54769890.7
Banana13188.8 ± 176.841321060093.7
Mango11125 ± 82.53973029066
Meat and fish products
Kapenta40101.2 ± 76.08801831475.2
Chicken2782 ± 69.55521825684.8
Pork meat1253.3 ± 22.6845.5269742.5
Fish relish10126.1 ± 110.5682.53534687.7
Drinks
Soft drink80236.3 ± 95.35244.51338540.4
Sweet beer61519 ± 248.7544467155247.9
Chibwantu10980.2 ± 333995.5546156434
Tea43317 ± 130.573182552341.2

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