Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Nearly One in Three Lactating Mothers Is Suffering from Inadequate Dietary Diversity in Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia

Table 2

Work burden of lactating mothers (n = 408) in Lay Gayint District, South Gondar Zone, 2018.

Lactating women activitiesFrequencyPercent

Give care for members of the family
 Yes8120
 No32780

Time shortage to prepare food
 Yes17643
 No23257

Extra outdoor activities
 Yes27166
 No13734

Field/farm work
 Yes20849
 No20051

Presence of assistant to cook food
 Yes7017.4
 No33882.6

Presence of supporter to fetch water
 Yes16941.4
 No23958.6

Working hour per day
 ≤8 hours10926.7
 9 to 1226865.7
 >12317.6

Time spent without eating food due to being busy
 Yes15538
 No25362

Time spent to fetch water
 <5 and 5 minute4110
 6 to 30 minute27166.4
 31–60 minute379.1
 >60 minute5914.5

Time spent for queuing to fetch water
 0–15 minute10726.5
 16–45 minute4612
 45–120 minute10325.5
 >120 minute14236

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