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Table 1

Definitions of adequacies used in synergy models

Definition 1Definition 2
Adequate food 
 Exclusive breastfeeding (0 to 5 months old) = 1 ● ● 
 Dietary diversity = 4 out of 7 food groups for 6 to 23 months old = 1 ● ● 
 Food frequency (6 to 23 months old) = dairy and min 4 times solid food = 1 ● ● 
 Complementary feedings (6 to 8 months old) = had dairy and solids = 1 ● ● 
Adequate care 
 Skin-to-skin = Contact with mother's breast within 1 h after birth = 1  ● 
 Empowerment = Mother makes own health decisions (jointly or alone) = 1 ● ● 
 Literacy = Mother can read whole or parts of a sentence = 1 ● ● 
Adequate environment (WASH) 
 Improved sanitation = access to a flush toilet, a ventilated improved pit latrine, a pit latrine with slab or a composing toilet = 1 ● ● 
 Improved water = piped into the dwelling, yard or plot, comes from a public tap or standpipe, comes from a tubewell or a borewell, comes from a protected well or spring, or is rainwater = 1 ● ● 
 Hand washing facility = handwashing facility is available with water and soap = 1  ● 
Adequate health 
 Vaccines = WHO recommended vaccination are up-to-date = 1 ● ● 
 Four pre-natal visits = mother had at least 4 prenatal doctor visits = 1 ● ● 
Definition 1Definition 2
Adequate food 
 Exclusive breastfeeding (0 to 5 months old) = 1 ● ● 
 Dietary diversity = 4 out of 7 food groups for 6 to 23 months old = 1 ● ● 
 Food frequency (6 to 23 months old) = dairy and min 4 times solid food = 1 ● ● 
 Complementary feedings (6 to 8 months old) = had dairy and solids = 1 ● ● 
Adequate care 
 Skin-to-skin = Contact with mother's breast within 1 h after birth = 1  ● 
 Empowerment = Mother makes own health decisions (jointly or alone) = 1 ● ● 
 Literacy = Mother can read whole or parts of a sentence = 1 ● ● 
Adequate environment (WASH) 
 Improved sanitation = access to a flush toilet, a ventilated improved pit latrine, a pit latrine with slab or a composing toilet = 1 ● ● 
 Improved water = piped into the dwelling, yard or plot, comes from a public tap or standpipe, comes from a tubewell or a borewell, comes from a protected well or spring, or is rainwater = 1 ● ● 
 Hand washing facility = handwashing facility is available with water and soap = 1  ● 
Adequate health 
 Vaccines = WHO recommended vaccination are up-to-date = 1 ● ● 
 Four pre-natal visits = mother had at least 4 prenatal doctor visits = 1 ● ● 
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