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Table 3 Behavioral characteristics of the respondents in Bahir Dar city, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Prevalence of diarrhea and associated factors among under-five children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Variable type Category Frequency (n = 498 Percentage
The child take other food than breast feed Yes 404 81.1
No 94 18.9
Type of food the child take mostly (n = 404) Cow’s milk 152 37.6
Gruel 118 29.2
Adult food 44 10.9
Others 90 22.3
Child feed method (n = 404) Hand 53 13.1
Cup &spoon 302 74.8
Bottle 49 12.1
Hand washing Before food preparation Yes 377 75.7
No 121 24.3
Before eating Yes 483 97
No 15 3
After visiting latrine Yes 447 89.8
No 51 10.2
After cleaning child’s bottom Yes 377 75.7
No 121 24.3
Hand washing method Water & soap 441 88.6
Water only 57 11.4