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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant mothers (n=314) in central Arsi, rural Ethiopia

From: Pregnant mothers have limited knowledge and poor dietary diversity practices, but favorable attitude towards nutritional recommendations in rural Ethiopia: evidence from community-based study

Socio-demographic variable Number Percent
Age groups
• 15 - 19 34 9.1
• 20 - 24 147 39.3
• 25 - 29 130 34.8
• 30 + 63 16.8
Maternal educational status
• No formal Education 120 32.1
• Primary Education 95 25.4
• Primary and above 92 24.6
Maternal religion
• Orthodox 198 52.9
• Muslim 145 38.8
• Protestant 31 8.3
Maternal marital status
• Married 354 94.7
• Divorced 14 3.7
• Widowed 6 1.6
Family size
• 1 - 3persons 224 59.9
• 4 -6 persons 132 35.3
• ≥ 7 persons 18 4.8
• Mean +/- SD 3.56 2.4
Land Size
• <1 Hectares 136 36.4
• 1 - 2 Hectares 70 18.7
• 2+ Hectares 168 44.9