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Table 3 Dietary knowledge of the pregnant women in Bahir Dar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016(n = 616)

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

Questions (statements)/variables Yes No
# % # (%)
Food is important for growth and development of fetus. 610 99 6 1
Food is important for providing heat, energy and for the normal functioning of women’s body. 605 98.2 11 1.8
Food is important for fighting infection or disease. 605 98.2 11 1.8
Knowledge about balanced diet 510 82.8 106 17.2
Inadequate diet can cause miscarriage and still birth. 422 68.5 194 31.5
Knowledge about carbohydrate source foods 463 75.2 153 24.8
Knowledge about protein source foods 487 79.1 129 20.9
Knowledge about iron source foods 372 60.4 244 39.6
Knowledge about vitamin A source foods 395 64.1 221 35.9
Knowledge about Iodine source foods 300 48.7 316 51.3
Knowledge status Good (score ≥ 75%) 378 61.4%
Poor (score < 75%) 238 38.6%
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