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Table 3 Children’s dietary diversity and meal frequency

From: How is perceived community cohesion and membership in community groups associated with children’s dietary adequacy in disadvantaged communities? A case of the Indian Sundarbans

Dietary diversity food groups Percentage of children having food from the group (%)
Grain, roots, tubers 97.18
Vitamin A rich fruit and vegetable 42.08
Flesh food 38.50
Dairy products 19.96
Other fruit and vegetable 19.09
Legumes & nuts 11.93
Egg 4.34
Oil and fats 0.43
Meal frequency Mean number of meals per day (standard deviation)
Children 6–8 months breastfeeding 3.41 (1.18)
Children 9–23 months breastfeeding 3.41 (1.18)
Children 6–23 months non breastfeeding 3.71 (1.08)
Children more than 23 months 3.71 (1.01)
Children 6–71 months 3.50 (1.15)
Children 6–71 months with minimum acceptable diet (%) 9.33