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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant women attending ANC service at the University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 378)

From: Two-thirds of pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic at the University of Gondar Hospital are found with subclinical iodine deficiency, 2017

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Age
 15–24 126 33.3
 25–34 208 55
 35–49 44 11.6
Residence
 Rural 66 17.5
 Urban 312 82.5
Religion
 Orthodox 340 89.9
 Muslim 33 8.7
 Others 5 1.4
Ethnicity
 Amhara 356 94.2
 Tigre 22 5.8
Women’s Educational status
 Unable to read and write 22 5.8
 Primary 129 34.1
 College and above 227 60.1
Women’s occupation
 Governmental worker 99 26.2
 Merchant 54 14.3
 Housewife 200 52.9
 Daily laborer 25 6.6
Husband educational status
 Unable to read and write 85 25.1
 Primary 74 22.3
 College and above 188 52.6
Husband employment
 Governmental worker 144 38.1
 Merchant 78 23.3
 Unemployed 54 16.9
 Farmer 30 10.8
 Daily laborer 41 10.8
Water source
 Tap water 359 96
 Spring/river 19 4
Toilet
 Flush to piped sewer 126 33.3
 Flush to the septic tank 28 7.4
 Ventilate improved Pit (VIP) latrine 86 22.7
 VIP without slab 88 23.2
 Open field 50 13.2