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Table 2 Food consumption pattern and dietary habits of children aged between 7–14 years, Gondar town, North West Ethiopia, September 2011

From: Predictors of Dental caries among children 7–14 years old in Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Frequency of meal
Once per day 5 0.6
Twice per day 43 5.1
Three times per day 462 54.9
Four times and above 332 39.4
Type of food for breakfast
Bread with tea 636 75.5
Bread with milk 45 5.3
Injera with wot 140 16.6
Kinche 21 2.5
Type of food for lunch   
Bread with tea and milk 22 2.6
Injera with wot 799 94.8
Kinche and pourage 21 2.6
Snack frequency
Three times per day 524 62.2
Twice per day 34 4.0
Once per day 197 23.4
Occasional 87 10.3
Consumption of sugared tea
Yes 739 87.8
No 103 12.2
Consumption of sugared coffee
Yes 95 11.3
No 747 88.7
Consumption of soft drinks
Yes 478 56.8
No 364 43.2
Consumption of sweet foods and drinks
Yes 722 85.7
No 120 14.3
Frequency of sweet foods and drinks
Daily 199 23.6
Once per week 74 8.8
Occasionally 449 53.3