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Foods tabooed for pregnant women in Abala district of Afar region, Ethiopia: an inductive qualitative study

  • Znabu Hadush1Email author,
  • Zewdie Birhanu2,
  • Mulugeta Chaka2 and
  • Haylay Gebreyesus3
BMC NutritionBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted20173:40

Received: 14 January 2017

Accepted: 25 April 2017

Published: 2 May 2017

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Original Submission
14 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Muhammad Bashir
9 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Canan Ziylan
10 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Znabu Hadush
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
2 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s40795-017-0159-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Samara University, Samara, Ethiopia
Department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Department of Public Health, Axum University, Axum, Ethiopia