Micronutrient intake among children

Among youngest children age 6-23 months living with their motherAmong children age 6-59 monthsAmong children age 6-59 months living in households tested for iodised salt
Background characteristicPercentage who consumed foods rich in vitamin A in last 24 hoursPercentage who consumed foods rich in iron in last 24 hoursPercentage given vitamin A Supplements in last 6 monthsPercentage given iron supplements in last 7 daysPercentage given deworming medication in last 6 monthsPercentage living in households with iodised salt4
Age in months
6-88.46.463.318.116.173.8
9-1133.430.682.015.427.771.0
12-1756.950.087.018.637.677.1
18-2368.862.183.115.636.575.3
24-35nana71.618.438.274.8
36-47nana60.515.935.977.5
48-59nana51.914.130.676.5
Sex
Male47.541.168.117.033.975.8
Female47.843.669.316.133.975.9
Breastfeeding status
Breastfeeding43.138.380.817.531.874.2
Not breastfeeding73.765.363.216.234.976.6
Mother’s age at birth
15-1944.240.071.215.232.468.1
20-2946.140.867.515.632.277.3
30-3951.044.669.517.835.475.4
40-4946.344.970.917.137.272.7
Residence
Urban49.644.865.716.531.990.7
Rural46.140.271.516.635.762.6
Local Government Area
Banjul41.940.172.114.440.087.5
Kanifing47.040.969.921.838.191.4
Brikama53.048.766.815.632.385.4
Mansakonko39.437.776.618.638.450.3
Kerewan59.255.770.816.232.546.6
Kuntaur35.430.379.18.434.364.2
Janjanbureh31.022.874.925.546.478.4
Basse44.836.558.811.224.371.8
Mother’s education
No education44.039.468.616.733.372.6
Primary55.745.466.616.633.975.7
Secondary or higher51.747.270.016.235.383.4
Source: DHS 2013
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Background characteristic|Age in months|6-8|9-11|12-17|18-23|24-35|36-47|48-59|Sex|Male|Female|Breastfeeding status|Breastfeeding|Not breastfeeding|Mother’s age at birth|15-19|20-29|30-39|40-49|Residence|Urban|Rural|Local Government Area|Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse|Mother’s education|No education|Primary|Secondary or higher
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Micronutrient intake among children
  • Source: DHS 2013
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