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Table 2 Prevalence of IYCF indicators and diarrhoea among children 0–23 months in Tanzania, TDHS 2010

From: The association between infant and young child feeding practices and diarrhoea in Tanzanian children

  N* Prevalence of IYCF indicators % (95% CI)a Prevalence of diarrhoea % (95% CI)b
Early initiation of breastfeeding
 No 1920 56.6 (54.4, 59.1) 20.0 (17.6, 22.7)
 Yes 1472 43.4 (40.9, 46.0) 20.2 (17.6, 23.1)
Exclusive breastfeeding
 No 447 51.4 (47.3, 55.6) 16.7 (12.4, 22.2)
 Yes 422 48.6 (44.4, 52.8) 4.8 (3.0, 7.7)
Predominant breastfeeding
 No 782 89.9 (87.1, 92.2) 11.5 (9.0, 14.7)
 Yes 88 10.1 (7.7, 12.9) 4.4 (1.5, 12.3)
Continued breastfeeding at 1 year
 No 59.5 10.4 (7.8, 13.6) 19.3 (8.1, 39.1)
 Yes 515.2 89.6 (86.4, 92.2) 23.2 (19.9, 28.0)
Bottle feeding
 No 3267 96.3 (95.2, 97.2) 19.8 (17.8, 21.9)
 Yes 125 3.7 (2.8, 4.7) 26.6 (17.8, 37.9)
Introduction of solid, semi-solid and soft foods at 6–8 months
 No 355 27.9 (245.0, 31.0) 11.87 (9.3, 15.0)
 Yes 920 72.2 (69.0, 75.0) 25.82 (20.2, 32.4)
  1. N* weighted total number of children aged 0–23 months for each IYCF indicator
  2. aPrevalence represents the overall weighted proportion of children with diarrhoea for each level (‘Yes’, ‘No’) of IYCF indicators
  3. bPrevalence represents the overall weighted proportion of children with diarrhoea for each level (‘Yes’, ‘No’) of infant and young child feeding indicators