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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the women who participated in the survey

From: Why do adult women in Vietnam take iron tablets?

   Quang Thanh Communes (n = 74) Vinh Thanh Communes (n = 85) P value
Age (y) Mean ± SD 26.4 ± 4.3 27.3 ± 3.6 0.143
Occupation (%) Farmer 94.6 83.1 0.0263
  Teacher 10.6 10.8  
  Others 7.1 6.1  
Education (%) Did not compete second school 29.7 2.4 P < 0.0013
  Completed secondary school 71.3 97.6  
Number of children Mean ± SD 2.1 ± 1.3 1.9 ± 1.0 0.301
Sanitation facility (%) No latrine 14.9 3.5 P < 0.0013
  Hole in the ground 24.3 0.0  
  One room latrine 29.7 30.6  
  Two rooms latrine 31.1 63.5  
  Toilet with water 0.0 2.4