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Table 2 Dietary intake and Dietary Diversity Scores related characteristics among fractured adult patients at University of Gondar teaching hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 118)

From: Change in serum level of vitamin D and associated factors at early phase of bone healing among fractured adult patients at University of Gondar teaching hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a prospective follow up study

Characteristics Frequency (Percent)
Consumption of milk and milk product at 1st visit
 Yes 37(31.4)
 No 81(68.6)
Milk and milk products after a month of fracture
 Yes 68(57.6)
 No 50(42.4)
Meal frequency per a day of 1st visit
  ≤ 3 Times 116(98.3)
 ≥ 4 Times 2(1.7)
Meal frequency per day of after a month of fracture
 ≤ 3 Times 62(52.5)
 ≥ 4 Times 56(47.5)
Fruit and vegetable consumption per week of after fracture
 Yes 31(26.3)
 No 87(73.7)
Staple diets of the family (n = 223)
 Teff 92(41.3)
 Maize 70(31.4)
 Sorghum 61(27.3)
Household source of food
 Own production 54(45.8)
 Purchase 42(35.6)
 Both growth & purchase 22(18.6)
Availability of home grading
 Yes 19(10.6)
 No 99(89.4)
Types of foods cultivated in home garden (n = 9)
 Fruits and vegetables 17(77.8)
 Others 2(22.2)
DDSs in previous 24 h of 1st visit
 Poor 74(62.7)
 Medium 39(33.1)
 High 5(4.2)
DDSs in previous 24 h after a month of fracture
 Poor 29(24.6)
 Medium 62(52.5)
 High 27(22.9)