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Table 1 Maternal Characteristics

From: Predictors of anemia in pregnant women residing in rural areas of the Oromiya region of Ethiopia

  Mean (sd)/Number of women reporting (%), overall and by woreda
  Goma (n = 1548) Tiro Afeta (n = 1519) Woliso (n = 1533) Total (n = 4600) p-value
Anemia 303 (19.57%) 494 (44.58%) 311 (28.07%) 1108 (24.09%) 0.000
Hemoglobin 12.56 (1.30) 12.15 (1.47) 12.66 (1.20) 12.46 (1.35) 0.000
Age 26.17 (5.44) 26.51 (5.82) 26.56 (5.46) 26.41 (5.58) 0.104
Religion
 Muslim 1384 (89.41%) 1478 (97.30%) 234 (15.26%) 3096 (67.30%) 0.000
 Orthodox 147 (9.50%) 26 (1.71%) 867 (56.56%) 1040 (22.61%) 0.000
 Other 17 (1.10%) 15 (0.99%) 432 (28.18%) 464 (10.09%) 0.000
Literate 623 (40.25%) 241 (15.87%) 489 (31.90%) 1353 (29.41%) 0.000
Numerate 1417 (91.54%) 1219 (80.25%) 1435 (93.61%) 4071 (88.50%) 0.000
MUAC 23.97 (2.37) 22.98 (1.99) 23.53 (1.99) 23.50 (2.16) 0.000
Low MUAC 523 (33.79%) 773 (50.89%) 574 (37.44%) 1870 (40.65%) 0.000
Number of previous pregnancies 2.90 (2.35) 3.79 (2.79) 2.95 (2.32) 3.21 (2.53) 0.000
Previously Pregnant 294 (18.00%) 193 (12.71%) 285 (18.59%) 772 (16.78%) 0.000
Sought ANC this pregnancy 860 (55.56%) 640 (42.13%) 827 (53.95%) 2327 (50.59%) 0.000
Has had a home visit from an HEW 142 (9.17%) 259 (17.05%) 50 (3.26%) 451 (9.80%) 0.000
Received iron supplements 252 (16.28%) 316 (20.80%) 208 (13.57%) 776 (16.87%) 0.000
Received drug for intestinal worms 15 (0.97%) 25 (1.65%) 16 (1.04%) 56 (1.22%) 0.174
Handwashing score 5.04 (1.19) 4.10 (0.99) 3.63 (1.20) 4.26 (1.27) 0.000
Dietary diversity score 2.47 (0.79) 2.48 (0.69) 2.16 (0.73) 2.37 (0.75) 0.000