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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of pregnant women attending antenatal care in Dera District health facilities, Ethiopia, 2015

From: Magnitude and associated factors of anemia among pregnant women in Dera District: a cross-sectional study in northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 348) Percent
Age in years
 15–19 37 10.6
 20–29 200 57.5
 30–39 104 29.9
 ≥40 7 2
 Mean (±SD) age 26.31 (± 5.93)  
Residence
 Rural 267 76.7
 Urban 81 23.3
Occupation
 Farmer 275 79
 Merchant 40 11.5
 Othersa 33 9.5
Religion
 Christian orthodox 345 98.6
 Muslim 5 1.4
Marital status
 Currently married 344 98.9
 Currently unmarriedb 4 1.1
Educational status
 No formal education 266 76.4
 Primary school 50 14.4
 Secondary school 22 6.3
 Above secondary school 10 2.9
Household monthly income
 ≤Eth. Birr 500 (US dollar 21.78) 57 16.4
 Eth. Birr 501–850 (US dollar 21.8–36.99) 55 15.8
 Eth. Birr 851–1200 (US dollar 37.03–52.22) 139 39.9
 >Eth. Birr 1200 (US dollar 52.22) 97 27.9
Source of drinking water
 Tap water 140 40.2
 Protected spring water 103 29.6
 Unprotected spring water 11 3.2
 River water 94 27
Wearing of shoes consistently
 Yes 178 51.1
 No 170 48.9
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr
  2. aCivil servant and housewife
  3. bDivorced