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Table 2 Geophagy beliefs and practice *pearson chi-square

From: Geophagy practices and the content of chemical elements in the soil eaten by pregnant women in artisanal and small scale gold mining communities in Tanzania

   Geophagy practice
   Yes No
Geophagy beliefs   n % N % p-value
Eating soil reduces/stops Agree 91 58.7 34 18.4  
morning sickness Uncertain 48 31.0 113 61.1 < .001*
  Disagree 16 10.3 38 20.5  
Eating soil ensures Agree - - 4 2.2  
healthy pregnancy Uncertain 66 42.6 100 54.1 .009^
  Disagree 89 57.4 81 43.8  
Eating soil prevents Agree - - - -  
prolonged labor Uncertain 31 20.0 76 40.5 < .001*
  Disagree 124 80.0 109 58.9  
Eating soil is a sign of Agree 11 7.1 16 8.6  
a woman being pregnant Uncertain 44 28.4 87 47.0 .001*
  Disagree 100 64.5 82 44.3  
Eating soil ensures Agree 1 0.60 2 1.1  
a beautiful baby Uncertain 53 34.2 88 47.6 .021^
  Disagree 101 65.2 95 51.4  
  1. *Pearson Chi-Square.
  2. ^Fisher’s Exact Test.