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Table 1 Sociodemographic and economic characteristics of the pregnant women in the rural surroundings of Arba Minch, Town South Ethiopia, April to June, 2013

From: Anemia associated with asymptomatic malaria among pregnant women in the rural surroundings of Arba Minch Town, South Ethiopia

Variables No. (%) Variables No. (%)
Age groups   Marital status  
≤20 32(9.4) married 327(95.9)
21-25 140(41.1) single 4(1.2)
26-30 102(29.9) divorced 6(1.8)
31-35 47(13.8) widowed 4(1.2)
>35 20(5.9)   
Parity   Gestational age  
Primigravidae 91(26.7) 1st trimester 83(24.3)
Secondgravida 99(29.0) 2nd trimester 140(41.1)
Multigravida 151(44.3) 3rd trimester 118(34.6)
Occupation   Education  
Farmer 98(28.7) Illiterate 59(17.3)
Daily laborer 40(11.7) Read/write 15(4.4)
Merchant 57(16.7) Primary 134(39.3)
House wife 134(39.3) Secondary 95(27.9)
Civil servant 12(3.5) College/above 38(11.1)
Family size   ANC Attendance  
1-3 116(34.0) Yes 275(80.6)
4-7 168(49.3) No 66(19.4)
>7 57(16.7)   
Income   ITN use  
<650 ETB 204(59.8) Use always 187(54.8)
650-1300 ETB 102(29.9) Use rarely 19(5.6)
>1300 ETB 35(10.3) Do not use 135(39.6)
Religion   IRS(past 12 months)  
protestant 227(66.6%) Yes 289(84.8)
orthodox 114(33.4%) No 52(15.2)