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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women attending antenatal care at the University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Prevalence of zinc deficiency and its association with dietary, serum albumin and intestinal parasitic infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care at the University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age(years) 15 – 24 113 31
25 – 34 224 61.5
≥35 27 7.4
Educational status Unable to read and write 73 20.1
Grade 1-4 25 6.9
Grade 5-8 57 15.7
Grade 9-10 74 20.3
Grade 11-12 26 7.1
Certificate and above 109 29.9
Occupation House wife 199 54.7
Farmer 12 3.3
Merchant 50 13.7
Government employee 83 22.8
Daily laborer 11 3.0
Student 9 2.5
Ethnicity Amhara 347 95.3
Tigre 11 3.0
Oromo 3 0.8
Other 3 0.8
Religion Orthodox 322 88.5
Muslim 34 9.3
Protestant 8 2.2
Residence Urban 281 77.2
Rural 83 22.8
Family size ≤3 242 66.5
4-6 95 26.1
>6 27 7.4
Marital status Married 352 96.7
Single 5 1.4
Divorced 3 0.8
Separated 4 1.1
Wealth Index Low 121 33.2
Middle 122 33.5
High 121 33.2