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Table 3 Percentage of adolescents age 10–19 with anaemia, by area of residence, agro ecology and selected background characteristics, Ethiopia 2015

From: Anaemia among adolescent girls in three districts in Ethiopia

Background Characteristics Anaemia status by hemoglobin level
  Any Mild Moderate Severe
  < 12.0 g/dl 11.0–11.9 g/dl 8.0–10.9 g/dl < 8.0 g/dl
District
 Debrelibanos 38.3 30.6 7.3 0.5
 Damotegale 24.0 22.2 1.6 0.2
 Laygaynt 25.2 22.4 2.5 0.2
Place of residence
 Rural 31.6 27.2 4.0 0.2
 Urban 19.0] 15.8 2.8 0.4
Reported age (years)
 10–14 31.3 27.1 4.0 0.1
 15–17 28.1 24.1 3.7 0.3
 18–19 17.2 13.1 2.5 1.6
Schooling
 In school 29.2 25.6 3.3 0.3
 Out of school 28.7 21.0 7.2 0.6
Smoking status
 Smokes cigarettes 21.7 17.4 4.3
 Does not smoke 29.3 25.2 3.8 0.3
Household food insecurity
 Food secured 26.8 23.4 3.2 0.3
 Mildly food insecured 28.5 22.6 5.1 0.7
 Moderately food insecured 34.4 30.3 3.9 0.3
 Severely food insecured 27.6 23.7 3.9
Dietary Diversity
 Low 31.3 27.1 3.9 0.3
 Medium 28.1 23.4 4.3 0.4
 High 23.9 23.3 1.3
Agro ecology
 Highlands 31.6 26.6 4.7 0.3
 midlands 21.8 21.8
 lowlands 23.9 20.1 3.0 0.7
Wealth quintile
 Lowest (poorest) 32.5 28.0 4.1 0.4
 Second (poor) 31.9 28.1 3.8
 Middle 30.8 26.3 4.5
 Forth (Rich) 29.0 24.8 3.4 0.8
 Highest (Richest) 21.6 18.1 3.0 0.4
 Total 29.2[24.4,34.5] 25.2[21.5,29.2] 3.8[2.5,5.7] 0.3[0.1,0.8]