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Table 4 Association between knowledge of vitamin A food sources with maternal dietary diversity during pregnancy 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

Vitamin A Food Sources mentioned Dietary Diversity P-value
Non-diversified Number (%) Diversified Number (%)
Teff
 Yes 10 (7.8) 19 (10.5) 0.24
 No 123 (92.5) 162 (89.5)  
Wheat
 Yes 27 (20.3) 20 (11) 0.01*
 No 106 (79.7) 161 (89)  
Barely
 Yes 20 (15) 25 (13.8) 0.44
 No 113 (85) 156 (86.2)  
Vegetables
 Yes 46 (34.6) 96 (53) 0.001*
 No 87 (65.4) 85 (47)  
Fish
 Yes 12 (9) 37 (20.4) 0.04*
 No 121 (91) 144 (79.6)  
Meat
 Yes 15 (11.5) 22 (12.4) 0.48
 No 115 (88.5) 156 (87.6)  
Egg
 Yes 27 (20.8) 25 (14) 0.08
 No 103 (79.2) 153 (86)  
Milk
 Yes 13 (10) 27 (15.2) 0.12
 No 117 (90) 151 (84.8)  
Fruits
 Yes 15 (11.5) 31 (17.4) 0.10
 No 115 (88.5) 147 (82.6)  
Salt
 Yes 10 (7.7) 7 (3.9) 0.12
 No 120 (82.3) 171 (96.1)  
Don't know any VA food source
 Yes 63 (48.5) 50 (28.1) 0.00*
 No 67 (51.5) 128 (71.9)  
  1. *p < 0.05