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Table 2 Types of food groups consumed by 6–23 months age children in lent fasting and non-fasting periods in rural districts of Tigray Region, Ethiopia

From: The influence of fasting on energy and nutrient intake and their corresponding food sources among 6-23 months old children in rural communities with high burden of stunting from Northern Ethiopia

Food groups Lent Fasting Period (n = 570) Non-Fasting Period (n = 551) P-value
6-8 m
(n = 80)
9-11 m
(n = 101)
12-23 m
(n = 389)
All (n = 570) 6-8 m
(n = 75)
9-11 m
(n = 96)
12-23 m
(n = 380)
All (n = 551)
Grains, roots and Tubers 77 (96.1%) 100 (99%) 389 (100%) 566 (99.3%) 74 (98.7%) 96 (100%) 380 (100%) 550 (99.8%) 0.180
Legumes and nuts 21 (26.1%) 46 (45.5%) 269 (69.2%) 336 (58.9%) 19 (25%) 39 (40.6%) 213 (56.1%) 271 (49.2%) < 0.0001
Dairy products 9 (11.3%) 9 (8.9%) 35 (9%) 53 (9.3%) 6 (8%) 13 (13.5%) 41 (10.8%) 60 (10.9%) 0.079
Meat 0 0 0 0 1 (1.3%) 3 (3.1%) 21 (5.5%) 25 (4.5%) < 0.0001
Eggs 7 (8.8%) 12 (11.9%) 52 (13.4%) 71 (12.5%) 22 (29.3%) 29 (30.2%) 140 (36.8%) 191 (34.7%) < 0.0001
Vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables 0 0 2 (0.5%) 2 (0.4%) 0 0 4 (1.1%) 4 (0.73%) 0.415
Other fruits and vegetables 5 (6.3%) 10 (9.9%) 67 (17.2%) 82 (14.4%) 8 (10.7%) 9 (9.4%) 49 (12.9%) 66 (12%) 0.078
Minimum diet diversity 0 0 13 (3.3%) 13 (2.3%) 0 7 (7.3%) 32 (8.4%) 39 (7.1%) < 0.0001
Minimum meal frequency 22 (27.5%) 35 (34.7%) 249 (64%) 306 (53.7%) 24 (32%) 38 (39.6%) 252 (66.3%) 314 (57%) 0.198
  1. m months, n number of participants