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Table 5 The association between zinc deficiency and health care related factors among pregnant women in rural Sidama, Feb 2011

From: Prevalence of prenatal zinc deficiency and its association with socio-demographic, dietary and health care related factors in Rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Variable Serum zinc μg/dl (mean+/-sd) ZD+ ZD- Crude OR (95% CI)
One-way walking distance from nearby health facility (n = 700)     
0-30 min 52.5 (9.9) 311 287 0.76 (0.50-1.16)
Longer than 30 min 51.6 (10.2) 60 42 1r
Frequency of ANC follow up (n = 700)     
0 53.4 (9.9) 184 180 1r
1-2 51.3 (9.8) 171 136 1.23 (0.48-2.20)
≥ 3 50.6 (9.5) 16 13 1.20 (0.56-2.58)
Received nutrition education during the pregnancy (n = 700)     
Yes 51.4 (10.2) 99 76 1.21 (0.86-1.71)
No 52.7 (9.8) 272 253 1r