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Table 4 Prevalence of PEM by breastfeeding pattern

From: Under-five Protein Energy Malnutrition Admitted at the University of In Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: a 10 year retrospective review

Breastfeeding pattern Prevalence 95% Confidence Intervals
(%)
Exclusive breast feeding for 0–3 months 18.9 11.2 - 26.6
Predominant breastfeeding 0–3 months 48.6 38.8 – 58.4
Predominant breastfeeding 4–6 months 24.3 15.9 – 32.7
Breast milk substitutes 8.1 2.7 – 13.5
  1. The table shows the prevalence of the various pattern of feeding for the children during their early infancy. The 95% confidence interval is also reported.