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Table 2 Obstetrics and medical history of pregnant women in West Dembia northwest Ethiopia 2018 (N = 348)

From: Factors associated with adherence to iron folate supplementation among pregnant women in West Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Category Frequency Percentage
Gravidity Prim gravid 262 75.3
Multi gravid 86 24.6
Number of ANC visit ≤ 2 163 46.8
3 123 35.3
≥ 4 62 17.8
History of hypertension during current pregnancy Yes 10 2.9
No 338 97.1
History of anaemia during current pregnancy Yes 31 8.9
No 317 91.1
History of malaria attack during current pregnancy Yes 21 6.0
No 327 94.0
Knowledge about anemia Poor knowledge 148 42.5
Good knowledge 200 57.5
Knowledge about iron folate supplementation Poor knowledge 109 31.3
Good knowledge 239 68.7
Reasons for adherence (multiple response possible) Advice of health worker 147 90
Tablets would increase their blood 39 24
Fear of illness 28 17
Family support 24 15
Free in charge 19 12
Reminding technique 10 6
Direct consumer advertising 7 4