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Table 3 Dietary intake and supplements pregnancy, and nutritional status of mothers involved in the study at Wolaita Sodo town in South Ethiopia, March 2016

From: Low birth weight among term newborns in Wolaita Sodo town, South Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 432) Frequency Percent
Cereals Yes 258 59.7
No 174 40.3
Starchy roots and tubers Yes 47 10.9
No 385 89.1
Legumes Yes 91 21.1
No 341 78.9
Dairy products Yes 34 7.9
No 398 92.1
Meat No 432 100
Fish and poultry No 432 100
Vegetables Yes 38 8.8
No 394 91.2
Fruits and nuts Yes 43 10.0
No 389 90.0
Egg Yes 2 0.5
No 430 99.5
Additional meal during pregnancy Yes 293 67.8
No 139 32.2
Took iron supplements Yes 355 92.0
No 31 8.0
Number of iron tablets taken < 90 264 61.1
90–180 91 21.1
Unknown 77 17.8
MUAC of the mother < 23 cm 166 38.4
23+ cm 266 61.6