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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of reported amount of calcium consumption by background characteristics of postpartum women household survey respondents (n = 1173)a

From: Coverage, compliance, acceptability and feasibility of a program to prevent pre-eclampsia and eclampsia through calcium supplementation for pregnant women: an operations research study in one district of Nepal

Background characteristics Amount of calcium consumption (%)
Full course Partial course Short course
(150+ days) (90–149 days) (<90 days)
Age
  < 20 (n = 208) 62.0 29.3 8.7
 20–29 (n = 898) 69.0 22.7 8.2
 30–45 (n = 67) 61.2 26.9 11.9
Residence
 Rural (n = 1075) 66.4 24.9 8.7
 Urban (n = 98) 76.5 15.3 8.2
Education**
 No education (n = 443) 63.9 24.2 12.0
 Primary (n = 227) 69.0 25.8 5.2
 Some secondary (n = 328) 68.3 25.0 6.7
 School leaving certificate and above (n = 175) 71.8 20.1 8.0
Gestational age received calcium***
 Month 3 (n = 88) 87.5 9.1 3.4
 Month 4 (n = 856) 80.7 15.4 3.9
 Month 5 (n = 60) 35.6 55.9 8.5
 Month 6 (n = 118) 0.0 82.4 17.6
 Month 7 (n = 31) 0.0 30.0 70.0
 Month 8 (n = 17) 0.0 16.7 83.3
 Month 9 (n = 3) 0.0 0.0 100.0
Caste/ethnicity
 Chhetri/Thakuri (n = 508) 68.6 23.8 7.7
 Bahun/Sanyasi (n = 131) 67.9 24.4 7.6
 Janajati (n = 134) 65.7 26.9 7.5
 Dalit (n = 400) 66.0 23.5 10.5
Total (1173) 67.3 24.1 8.6
  1. **p < .01, ***p < .001
  2. a P-values are based on Pearson’s chi square test of significance