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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of pregnant women (n = 647) in Jille Tumuga district Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: Dietary diversity practice and associated factors among pregnant women in North East Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age
 17–19 34 5.3
 20–24 180 27.8
 25–35 407 62.9
 ≥ 35 26 4
Marital status
 Married 643 99.4
 Widowed 4 0.6
Religion
 Muslim 643 99.4
 Orthodox 4 0.6
Ethnicity
 Oromo 576 89.0
 Amhara 63 9.7
 Argoba 8 1.2
Educational status of pregnant women
 No education 442 68.3
 Read and write 60 9.3
 Primary and above 145 22.4
Educational status of husband
 No education 381 58.9
 Read and write 94 14.5
 Primary and above 172 26.6
Occupation of pregnant women
 Housewife 638 98.6
 Merchant 6 0.9
 Government employee 3 0.5
Occupation of husband
 Farmer 614 94.9
 Merchant 11 1.7
 Government employee 6 0.9
 Daily laborer 16 2.5
Family size
 1–2 71 11.0
 3–4 365 56.4
 > 5 211 32.6
Productive safety net program beneficiary
 Yes 275 42.5
 No 372 57.5
Food security status
 Food secure 425 65.7
 Mildly food insecure 18 2.8
 Moderately food insecure 193 29.8
 Severely food insecure 11 1.7
Wealth index
 Poor 215 33.2
 Medium 216 33.4
 Rich 216 33.4