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Table 1 Comparing number (%) of the maternal and infant characteristics of the group who used iron-folic supplementation to those who didn’t at Khartoum Hospital, Sudan

From: Antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation use by pregnant women in Khartoum, Sudan

Variable Used iron-folic acid Not used iron -folic acid P
(n = 788) (n= 68)
Primiparity 97 (12.4) 7 (10.3) 0.674
Education ≥ secondary level 601 (76.3) 43 (63.2) 0.018
Maternal job (employee) 155 (19.7) 10 (14.7) 0.377
Attended antenatal care 751 (95.3) 40 (58.8) <0.001
Urban residence 504 (64.0) 33 (48.5) 0.014
No medical diseases 732 (92.9) 65 (95.6) 0.410
Anaemia 365 (46.3) 44 (64.7) 0.001
Male gender 424 (53.8) 35 (51.5) 0.800
Low birth weight 90 (13.1) 20 (29.4) <0.001