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Table 1 Sociodemographic, reproductive, and Food intake characteristics of women of reproductive age in Kersa, Eastern Ethiopia, 2019

From: Consumption of dietary folate estimates and its implication for reproductive outcome among women of reproductive age in Kersa: cross-sectional survey

Variables N Values
Woman’s age (years) 1134  
 16–25 268 (23.6)
 26–35 637 (56.2)
  ≥ 36 229 (20.2)
Highest Education 1134  
 Never attended school 609 (50.7)
 Did not finished first grade 99 (8.7)
 Completed 10 grade and more 426 (37.6)
Partner Highest Education 1134  
 Never attended school 571 (50.4)
 Did not finished first grade 84 (7.4)
 Completed 10 grade and more 479 (42.2)
Religion 1134  
 Muslim 1080 (95.2)
 Orthodox 42 (3.7)
 Otherb 12 (1.1)
Employment type 1134  
 Full-time 765 (67.5)
 Part-time 101 (8.9)
 seasonal 268 (23.6)
Occupational status of women 1134  
 Farmer 925 (81.6)
 Trade 49 (4.3)
 Professional/technical 66 (5.8)
 Otherd 94 (8.3)
Role in the household 1134  
 Head of the HH 141 (12.4)
 Spouse 981 (86.5)
 Anotherc 12 (1.1)
Wealth index 1134  
 Poor 637 (56.2)
 Middle 265 (23.4)
 Rich 232 (20.4)
 Weighta (kg) 1134 51.0 (48.0; 56.0)
 Heighta (cm) 1134 157.0 (154.5; 161.1)
 Body Mass Index (BMI)a 1134 20.6 (19.2; 22.4)
BMI
 Underweight 1134 188 (16.6)
 Normal   870 (76.7)
 Overweight   76 (6.7)
Family size# 1134 5.8 ± (3.0)
Has an under 5 children 1134 1029 (90.7)
Age of Under 5 childrena* 1029 36.0 (23.0; 48.0)
Number of previous pregnancies# 1134 4.5 ± (2.4)
Source of household food 1134  
 Household production 854 (75.3)
 Street Vendor and local market 280 (24.7)
Food source Distance from Household#e 280 0.7 ± (1.4)
Women’s Minimum dietary diversity scores (out of 10 groups)a 1134 4.0 (3.0; 5.0)
Minimum dietary diversity 1134  
 Low 733 (64.6)
Estimated Usual Folate intake (ug/d)a 1134 170.2 (118.3; 252.2)
Estimated Folate inadequacy 1134 838 (73.9)
Tertile of Folate Intake 1134  
 Low   378 (33.33)
 Middle   378 (33.33
 High   378 (33.33)
 Proportion of Low usual Folate intake 1134 378 (33.3)
  1. Values are mean ± SD, median [IQR], or frequency (percent)
  2. #Mean ± (SD)
  3. *age in Months
  4. aMedian (25th; 75th percentile)
  5. bProtestant, Jehovah-witness
  6. csister, daughter, aunt
  7. dunskilled and manual labor, clerical
  8. e280 observations