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Table 3 Dietary practice of adolescents in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 462)

From: Dietary diversity practice and associated factors among adolescent girls in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017

Variables Frequency Percentage
Eating Injera per day(meal frequency)
 Two times 85 18.4
 Three times 306 66.2
 Four times and more 71 15.4
Frequency of eating citrus fruit per week
 Once 99 21.4
 Twice 70 15.2
 Three times 11 2.4
 Four times 85 18.4
 None 197 42.6
Frequency of eating egg
 Always 8 1.7
 Twice a week 43 9.3
 Once a week 79 17.1
 More than two times per month 32 6.9
 One time per month 103 22.3
 Never 97 42.7
Frequency of using milk products
 More than one time a day 19 4.1
 One time a day 102 22.8
 One time per week 130 28.1
 Never 211 45.7
Drinking of tea or coffee
 No 67 14.5
 Yes 395 85.5
Timing of drinking of tea or coffee
 Before 97 24.6
 After 298 75.4
Drinking of soft drinks per week
 No 272 58.9
 Yes 190 41.1
How many soft drinks drink
 Once 104 54.7
 Twice 35 18.4
 Three times 37 19.5
 Four and above 14 7.4
Dark green leafy vegetables
 No 246 53.4
 Yes 215 46.6
Another vitamin A-rich and vegetablea
 No 364 78.8
 Yes 98 21.2
Other fruit
 No 338 73.2
 Yes 124 26.8
Organ meat
 No 456 98.7
 Yes 6 1.3
Meat and fish
 No 443 95.9
 Yes 19 4.1
  1. a Other vitamin A-rich and vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, green leafy veggies, pumpkin, liver, parsley and other herbs, milk, fish, tomato, and red bell pepper