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Magnitude and determinants of animal source food consumption among children aged 6–23?months in Ethiopia: secondary analysis of the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey
Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Amaha Kahsay Adhanu and Afework Mulugeta
Source: BMC Public Health, Volume 22, issue 453; DOI:
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Africa
Published: MAR 2022
Abstract: Background: Undernutrition puts children in a physical and cognitive disadvantage. Animal source foods (ASFs) are important components of nutritious diets and play a significant role in increasing dietary diversity and minimizing the risk of undernutrition among children. Ethiopia still suffers from child undernutrition and there’s no adequate information regarding consumption of ASFs. The objective of this study was to determine the magnitude and determinanats of ASF consumption among children 6–23?months of age. Methodology: A total weighted sample of 2861 children drawn from the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey was analyzed using “SVY” command of STATA 14.0. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the independent determinants of ASF consumption. The strength of the association was measured by odds ratio and 95% confidence interval and p-value