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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and IFA compliance

From: Compliance of iron and folic acid supplementation and status of anaemia during pregnancy in the Eastern Terai of Nepal: findings from hospital based cross sectional study

Characteristics Non-compliance Compliance p value
Ethnicity
 Mountain and hills caste 13 (28.3) 33 (71.7) 0.045*
 Terai/Madhesi caste 124 (44.0) 158 (56.0)  
Age in years
 15–19 26 (49.1) 27 (50.9)  
 20–29 96 (39.2) 149 (60.8) 0.264
 ≥ 30 15 (50.0) 15 (50.0)  
Gravida
 Primi 51 (37.0) 87 (63.0) 0.132
 Multi 86 (45.3) 104 (54.7)  
Religion
 Hindu 113 (39.6) 172 (60.4)  
 Muslim 21 (60.0) 14 (40.0) 0.024*
Type of residence
 Rural 96 (42.1) 132 (57.9)  
 Urban and semi-urban 41 (41.0) 59 (59.0) 0.852
Literacy of women
 Literate 92 (37.2) 155 (62.8) 0.004*
 Illiterate 45 (55.6) 36 (44.4)  
Occupation of women
 Housewife (homemaker) 113 (39.2) 175 (60.8) 0.013*
 Others 24 (60.0) 16 (40.0)  
Literacy of husband
 Literate 102 (37.2) 172 (62.8) < 0.001*
 Illiterate 35 (64.8) 19 (35.2)  
Occupation of husband
 Daily wages 52 (61.9) 32 (38.1) < 0.001*
 Others 85 (34.8) 159 (65.2)  
Economic status
 Non-poor 43 (27.4) 114 (72.6) < 0.001*
 Poor 94 (55.0) 77 (45.0)  
  1. Figures in parenthesis denotes row percentage, *denotes statistically significant at 5% level of significance