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Table 3 Nutritional status characteristics of children 2–59 months age in Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 296 case and 592 controls)

From: Predictors of community acquired childhood pneumonia among 2–59 months old children in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Pneumonia status
Cases, n (%) Controls, n (%)
Zinc Supplementation
 Yes 58 (19.6) 44 (7.4)
 No 238 (80.4) 448 (92.6)
Current BF Status
 Yes 168 (56.8) 320 (54.1)
 No 128 (43.2) 272 (45.9)
Birth to 6 months of breast feeding
 Exclusive BF 280 (97.9) 580 (99.3)
 Non-Exclusive BF 16 (2.1) 12 (0.7)
Duration of BF
 No BF 8 (2.7) 14 (2.4)
 12 months or less 142 (47.9) 178 (30.1)
 13–24 months 126 (42.6) 350 (59.1)
  > 24 months 20 (6.8) 50 (8.4)
Begin Complementary feeding
 Before 6 months 28 (9.5) 36 (6.1)
 After 6 months 264 (90.5) 556 (93.9)
Nutritional status of the child
Height for Age (HFA)
 Not stunting 286 (96.6) 570 (96.3)
 Stunting 10 (3.4) 22 (3.7)
Weight for Age (WFA)
 Normal 282 (95.3) 566 (95.6)
 Underweight 14 (4.7) 26 (4.4)
Weight for Height (WFH)
 Not Wasting 284 (96.0) 571(96.5)
 Wasting 12 (4.0) 21 (3.5)
MUAC
  < 11 CM 98 (33.1) 160 (27.0)
 11–11.9 CM 96 (32.4) 194 (32.8)
 12 CM and above 102 (34.5) 238 (40.2)