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Table 2 Compliance to IFA of ANC attendants at the University of Gondar hospital, 2017

From: Compliance to iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Compliance to supplement
 Yes 231 55.3
 No 187 44.7
Reason for compliance
 Advice of health worker 142 61.5
 Knowing it prevents anemia 36 15.5
 Getting the supplement for free 29 12.6
 Use of reminder 24 10.4
Reason for non-compliance
 Fear of side effects 109 58.3
 Forget fullness 39 20.9
 Too many pills 22 11.8
 Unpleasant tests 17 9.0
Tablets collected
 30 162 38.8
 60 121 28.9
 90 106 25.4
 > 90 29 6.9
ANC starting time
 First trimester 157 37.6
 Second trimester 219 52.4
 Third trimester 42 10.0
Current anemia status
 Yes 143 34.2
 No 275 65.8