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Table 1 Characteristics of the pregnant women (n = 717)

From: Dietary phytate intake inhibits the bioavailability of iron and calcium in the diets of pregnant women in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Percent allocation
Age  
 18-22 years 45.05
 23-30 years 44.35
 Above 30 10.60
Trimester  
 2nd Trimester 45.89
 3rd Trimester 54.11
Household size  
 Less or equal to 3 17.85
 4 members 28.87
 5 members or more 46.72
Level of education  
 No education 21.20
 Less than primary 17.71
 Completed primary 27.41
 Less than SSCa 33.68
Household level income (BDTb)  
 Less than 5000 36.68
 5000-7000 30.13
 7000-10000 21.62
 More than 10000 11.51
Religion  
 Islam 64.57
 Hinduism 35.43
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