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Table 1 Demographic and health profile of the respondents

From: Implementation fidelity of nutritional counselling, iron and folic acid supplementation guidelines and associated challenges in rural Uasin Gishu County Kenya

Indicator Characteristics of women Distribution (n) Percentage (%) Mean
Selected demographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 188) Maternal status
Pregnant 102 54  
Recently delivered (RDM) 86 46  
Age of the respondent (years)
15–19 15 8  
20–24 79 42  
25–29 59 31  
30–34 22 12  
35–39 10 16.5  
≥40 3 2  
Mean age    25.5
Educational level
Primary 82 44  
Secondary 75 40  
Post-secondary 31 16  
Occupation
Farmer 74 39  
Housewife 24 13  
Casual labourer 6 3  
Business 44 23  
Student 27 14  
Salaried 13 7  
Marital status
Never married 28 15  
Married 160 85  
Gravida
Primigravida 72 38  
Multigravida 116 62  
Prevalence of anaemia among the participants (n = 188) HB examination (n = 186)    
Not tested for HB 26 14  
Tested for HB 162 86  
Mean haemoglobin (n = 162)
concentration (g/dla)
Severe anaemia (< 8) 6 4  
Moderate anaemia (8–9.99) 16 10  
Mild anaemia (10–10.99) 22 13  
≥11 118 73  
  1. aGrams per decilitre