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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and anemia among the pregnant women, Bisidimo Hospital, 2013

From: Anemia among pregnant women in Southeast Ethiopia: prevalence, severity and associated risk factors

Variables Anemia diagnosis COR (95% CI) P-value
  Anemic Not anemic Total   
  No (%) No (%) No (%)   
Age in years      
 18-26 35 (27.6) 92 (72.4) 127 (49.2) 1  
 26-34 35 (30.7) 79 (69.3) 114 (44.2) 1.2 (0.7-2.0) 0.592
 ≥34 2 (11.8) 15 (88.2) 17 (6.6) 0.4 (0.1-1.6) 0.178
Occupation      
 Housewives 41 (25.5) 120 (74.5) 161(62.4) 1.4 (0.3-6.7) 0.700
 Employed 19 (32.8) 39 (67.2) 58 (22.5) 1.9 (0.4-10.0) 0.426
 Farmers 10 (34.5) 19 (65.5) 29 (11.2) 2.1 (0.4-11.9) 0.399
 Others* 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 10 (3.9) 1  
Residence      
 Urban 17 (16.7) 85 (73.3) 102 (39.5)   
 Rural 55 (35.3) 101 (64.7) 156 (60.5) 2.7 (1.5-5.0)* 0.001
Educational status      
 Illiterate 40 (25.3) 118 (74.3) 158 (61.2) 0.7 (0.4-1.3) 0.244
 Literate 32 (32) 68 (68) 100 (38.8) 1  
Marital status      
 Married 56 (25.1) 167 (74.9) 223 (86.4) 1  
 Unmarried 16 (45.7) 19 (54.3) 35 (13.6) 2.5 (1.2-5.2)* 0.014
Body mass index      
 Low 11 (36.7) 19 (63.3) 30 (11.6) 1.9 (0.8-4.4) 0.135
 Normal 30 (31.6) 65 (68.4) 95 (36.8) 1.5(.8-2.7) 0.166
 High 31 (23.3) 102 (76.7) 133 (51.6) 1  
  1. *Statistically significant at P < 0.05; CI: Confidence interval; COR: crude odds ratio, others*: Daily laborers and Merchants.