Kenya - Infant Dietary Statistics in Bomet County

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  • infants on Minimum Acceptable Diet.xlsxXLSX (9.8K)

    The dataset illustrates the percentage of infants on minimum acceptable diet. Overall, 16.9% of the children are on a minimum acceptable diet as compared to the overall in Kenya which is at 21% as per the KDHS 2014. 16.5% of children in Chepalungu and 17.6% of children in Bomet Central are on a minimum acceptable diet.

  • infants on Minimum Meal Frequency.xlsxXLSX (9.9K)

    The measurement of feeding practices in children aged 6 months and older involves assessing various dimensions of feeding simultaneously. These dimensions include continued breastfeeding,appropriate timing of introduction of complementary foods, and optimum quantity and quality of the foods consumed. ‘Minimum meal frequency’ and ‘Minimum acceptable diet’ are only reported for breastfed children. Minimum meal frequency is the proportion of breastfed and non-breastfed children 6–23 months of age, who receive solid, semi-solid, or soft foods (but also including milk feeds for non-breastfed children) the minimum number of times or more. This indicator is calculated from the following two fractions: Breastfed children 6–23 months of age who received solid, semi-solid or soft foods the minimum number of times or more during the previous day /Breastfed children 6–23 months of age And; Non-breastfed children 6–23 months of age who received solid, semi-solid or soft foods or milk feeds the minimum number of times or more during the previous day /Non-breastfed children 6–23 months of age Overall, 96.8% of the children are on a minimum meal frequency. 99.1% of children in Chepalungu and 94.4% of children in Bomet Central are on minimum meal frequency.

  • infants on Minimum Dietary Diversity.xlsxXLSX (9.7K)

    Dietary diversity is a proxy for adequate micronutrient-density of foods. Minimum Dietary Diversity refers to the proportion of children 6-23 months of age who receive foods from four or more food groups. It is calculated as; Children 6-23 months who receive food from ≥4 food groups during previous day /Children 6-23 months of age

    The 7 foods groups used for calculation of this indicator are: a. grains, roots and tubers b. legumes and nuts c. dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese) d. flesh foods (meat, fish, poultry and liver/organ meats) e. eggs f. vitamin-A rich fruits and vegetables g. Other fruits and vegetables.

Source Kenya Red cross Society
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Date of Dataset Aug 03, 2015
Updated December 27, 2015
Expected Update Frequency Never
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This dataset has been extracted from the kenya redcross report on baseline survey for the Bomet integrated development project

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