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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, eight selected rural districts of Ethiopia, March 2012

From: Coverage, compliance and factors associated with utilization of iron supplementation during pregnancy in eight rural districts of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Background characteristics Frequency Percent
Maternal age in years (n = 1559)
  15-19 119 7.6
  20 -34 1167 74.9
  ≥ 35 273 17.5
Children ever born (n = 1552)
  1 272 17.5
  2-4 763 49.1
  ≥ 5 517 33.3
Educational status (n = 1563)
  Can't read or write 1052 67.3
  Informal education 24 1.5
  Primary education 363 23.2
  Secondary or tertiary education 124 7.9
Marital status (n = 1561)
  Married/living together 1431 91.7
  Divorced/separated 91 5.8
  Never married 29 1.9
  Widowed 10 0.6
Occupation (n = 1563)
  House wife/farmer 889 56.9
  Student 467 29.9
  Petty trade 161 10.3
  Others 46 3.0