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Table 2 Maternal knowledge on child feeding in comparison and intervention area

From: Maternal nutrition counselling is associated with reduced stunting prevalence and improved feeding practices in early childhood: a post-program comparison study

Characteristics Comparison area Intervention area P 1
Number of children aged < 2 years (N) 769 974  
Prelacteal feeding (%) 8.58 4.11 < 0.001
Initiation of breastfeeding within 1 h of birth (%) 84.79 89.53 0.003
Exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months (%) 89.99 91.99 0.144
Initiation of complementary feeding by 7 month (%) 90.25 93.33 0.019
Having 4+ food groups in a day (%) 79.97 86.76 < 0.001
  1. 1 P-value for the Chi-square test between comparison and intervention areas