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Table 4 Caregivers correct knowledge and practice on child feeding and hygiene at three time intervals

From: Progress of children with severe acute malnutrition in the malnutrition treatment centre rehabilitation program: evidence from a prospective study in Jharkhand, India

  At Admission At discharge P-value1 At follow-up P-value2
Knowledge about feeding frequency (%) 30 34 0.60 37 0.75
Gave at least five meals to the child in last 24 h (%) 14
Knowledge about dietary modification (%) 21 52 < 0.001 56 0.6
Modified child’s food in last 24 h (%)   0
Knowledge about food consistency (%) 53 57 0.5 60 0.7
Knowledge about food quantity (%) 2 35 < 0.001 33 0.8
Awareness of six MTC promoted hygiene practices 2.8 ± 1.8   4.4 ± 2.1 < 0.001
  1. 1Difference between admission and discharge, 2Difference between follow-up and discharge