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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women at Wacha primary hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, 2021 (N = 263)

From: Maternal minimum dietary diversity and associated factors among pregnant women, Southwest Ethiopia, 2021

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age of women < 25 137 52.1%
25–34 97 36.9%
> 34 29 11.0%
Age of husband 19–25 45 17.1%
26–34 134 51%
35–44 84 31.9%
Marital status Married 253 96.2%
Single 5 1.9%
Widowed 2 0.8%
Divorced 3 1.1%
Women religion Orthodox 113 43%
Protestant 125 47.5%
Muslim 20 7.6%
Other * 5 1.9%
Residence Urban 157 59.7%
Rural 106 40.3%
Ethnicity Kaffa 201 76.4%
Amhara 39 14.8%
Other** 23 8.8%
women education Unable to read and write 77 29.3%
Able to read and write 12 4.6%
primary 85 32.3%
secondary 43 16.3%
college and above 46 17.5%
husband educational Unable to read and write 62 23.6%
Read and write 9 3.4%
Primary (1–8) 65 24.7%
Secondary (9–12) 75 28.5%
College and above 52 19.8%
Women occupational Housewife 140 53.2%
Government employee 52 19.8%
Merchant 34 12.9%
Daily labor 37 14.1%
Head of household Husband 193 73.4%
Wife 25 9.5%
Both 45 17.1%
Family size < 5 169 64.3%
> = 5 94 35.8%
Income <=1500 123 46.8%
> 1500 140 53.2%
Shopping Wife 240 91.3%
Husband 21 8%
Other 2 0.8%
Nutrition awareness Yes 158 60.1%
No 105 39.9%
Husband support Yes 244 92.8%
No 19 7.2%
Bank account Yes 99 37.6%
No 164 62.4%
Mobile Yes 145 55.1%
No 118 44.9%
Radio Yes 156 59.3%
No 107 40.7%
Garden Yes 184 70%
No 79 30%
Fasting Yes 84 31.9%
No 179 68.1%
Latrine Yes 262 99.6%
No 1 0.4%
Water source Tap 47 17.9%
Spring 170 64.6%
Well 46 17.5%
Illness Yes 6 2.3
No 257 97.7%
Food security status < 2 175 66.6%
≥ 2 88 33.4%
Nutritional status <  22 81 30.8%
≥ 22 182 69.2%
  1. Notes: N = total number of participants, * Catholic, Pagan, ** Bench, Oromo, Wolayita, Tigre, Selte