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Table 1 Characteristics of pregnant women in Tanzania, 2010 TDHS

From: Socio-economic and spatial correlates of subclinical iodine deficiency among pregnant women age 15–49 years in Tanzania

Variable Total frequency (%) Iodine deficiency frequency (%) No Iodine deficiency frequency (%) P Value*
Age (Years) 0.4500
 15–24 399(42.13) 207(51.88) 192(48.12)  
 25–34 385(40.65) 213(55.32) 172(44.68)  
 35–49 163(17.21) 93(57.06) 70(42.94)  
 Total 947(100)    
Education Level 0.0006
 No education 226(23.92) 128(56.64) 98(43.36)  
 Primary education 587(62.12) 333(56.73) 254(43.27)  
 Secondary or higher 132(13.97) 51(38.64) 81(61.36)  
 Total 945(100)    
Wealth Index <0.0001
 Poorest 160(16.9) 103(64.38) 57(35.63)  
 Poorer 229(24.18) 150(65.50) 79(34.50)  
 Middle 215(22.7) 122(56.74) 93(43.26)  
 Richer 210(22.18) 107(50.95) 103(49.05)  
 Richest 133(14.04) 31(23.31) 102(76.69)  
 Total 947(100)    
Iodine content in household salt <0.0001
 Inadequate 457(50.22) 315(68.93) 142(31.07)  
 Adequate 453(49.78) 181(39.96) 272(60.04)  
 Total 910(100)    
Family size 0.0009
 < 5 persons 310(32.73) 144(46.45) 166(53.55)  
 ≥ 5 persons 637(67.27) 369(57.93) 268(42.07)  
 Total 947(100)    
Geographic zone <0.0001
 Eastern 72(7.6) 14(19.44) 58(80.56)  
 Western 169(17.85) 117(69.23) 52(30.77)  
 Northern 97(10.24) 39(40.21) 58(59.79)  
 Central 59(6.23) 34(57.63) 25(42.37)  
 Southern Highlands 94(9.93) 50(53.19) 44(46.81)  
 Lake 163(17.21) 88(53.99) 75(46.01)  
 Southern 91(9.61) 72(79.12) 19(20.88)  
 Zanzibar 202(21.33) 99(49.01) 103(50.99)  
 Total 947(100)    
Number of children 0.0003
 0 209(22.40) 88(42.11) 121(57.89)  
 1–4 559(59.91) 323(57.78) 236(42.22)  
 5+ 165(17.68) 96(58.18) 69(41.82)  
 Total 933(100)    
Fish consumption     0.0106
 < 1 day/Week 360(38.01) 214(59.44) 146(40.56)  
 ≥ 1 day/Week 587(61.99) 299(50.94) 288(49.06)  
 Total 947(100)    
Pregnancy trimester 0.3605
 First 267(28.19) 139(52.06) 128(47.94)  
 Second 348(36.75) 199(57.18) 149(42.82)  
 Third 332(35.06) 175(52.71) 157(47.29)  
 Total     
  1. * P values are based on likelihood ratio chi-square test