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Table 1 Prevalence of zinc deficiency among pregnant women, from individual studies, Ethiopia, 2019

From: Prevalence and associated factors of zinc deficiency among pregnant women and children in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Name of authorRegionStudy designSample sizeResponse rateCutoffs used (μg/dl)PrevalenceQuality score
Gebremedhin S et al 2011SNNPCross-sectional75093.3%Serum zinc < 56 in the 1st TM and < 50 during the 2nd or 3rd TM53%9
Stoecke BJ et al 2009SNNPCross-sectional99100%Plasma Zinc< 5076%7
Afework K et al 2008AmharaCross-sectional375100%Serum zinc level <7566.7%7
Regassa K 2017Addis AbabaCross-sectional403100Serum zinc level <7539.5%7
Kumera G K et al 2015AmharaCross-sectional37796.5 %Serum zinc level < 56 in the 1st TM and <50 during 2nd and 3rd TM57.4 %8
Rosalind S et al 2008SNNPCross-sectional99100%Plasma zinc <5074%7
Mekonen A 2016GambelaCross-sectional268100%Serum zinc < 56 during the 1st TM and < 50 during the 2nd or 3rd TM55.3%8
  1. TM trimester, SNNP south nation, nationalities, and peoples