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Table 1 Socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the pregnant women in Bahir Dar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 616)

From: Dietary practices and associated factors during pregnancy in northwestern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Age 19–24 138 22.4
25–29 224 36.4
30–34 168 27.3
>  35 86 14.0
Ethnicity Amhara 582 94.5
Othersa 34 5.5
Religion Orthodox 473 81.3
Muslim 115 18.7
Protestant, Catholic and Adventists 28 4.5
Education status Unable to read and write 34 5.5
  Read and write 62 10.1
Grade 1–8 98 15.9
Grade 9–12 231 37.5
Higher institution 191 31.0
Respondent occupation House wife 260 42.2
Employed 135 21.9
Merchant 146 23.7
Otherb 75 12.2
Respondent monthly income (in Ethiopian Birr) <  1000 334 54.2
1000–2000 137 22.2
>  2000 145 23.5
Marital status Married 604 98.1
Single/Divorced/widowed 12 1.9
Head of household Husband 603 97.9
Othersc 13 2.1
Husband occupation Employed 235 38.1
  Merchant 253 41.1
  Daily laborer 59 9.6
  Othersd 69 11.2
Husband income (ETB) < 1000 162 26.3
1000–2000 339 55
  >  2000 115 18.7
Monetary decision maker Husband and wife together 578 93.8
  Otherse 38 6.2
Family size Less than 4 501 81.3
  More than 4 115 18.7
Mobile Yes 600 97.4
Radio Yes 512 83.1
TV Yes 530 86.0
Laptop Yes 100 16.2
  1. aTigre, Oromo, Awi; bdaily labor/private; cwife, grandfather, grandmother; dfarmer, private; ehusband alone or wife alone