Table 1: Sociodemographic, obstetric, and relevant characteristics.

Variablesn (%)

Age (year)
 <25187 (26.7)
 25–29.9209 (29.9)
 ≥30304 (43.4)
Education level
 ≤High school473 (67.6)
 >High school227 (32.4)
Income/per month (in Jordanian dinars, 1 JD = $1.41)
 ≤250354 (50.6)
 >250346 (49.4)
Employment
 Yes96 (13.7)
 No603 (86.3)
Smoker16 (2.3)
Body mass index (kg/m²)
 Underweight (<19.8)16 (2.3)
 Normal (19.8–26)243 (34.7)
 Overweight (26–29)167 (23.9)
 Obese (>29)274 (39.1)
Parity
 Zero190 (27.1)
 One139 (19.9)
 Two122 (17.4)
 Three87 (12.4)
 ≥four162 (23.1)
Trimester
 1st143 (20.4)
 2nd211 (30.1)
 3rd346 (49.4)
Interpregnancy interval/months
 1st pregnancy175 (25.0)
 <12138 (19.7)
 12–23.9161 (23.0)
 ≥24226 (32.3)
Presence of chronic diseases25 (6.6)
Previous cesarean section114 (16.3)
History of previous surgeries196 (28)
Hemorrhoids117 (16.7)
Peptic ulcer27 (3.9)
Folic acid intake in this pregnancy520 (74.3)
Multivitamins intake in this pregnancy187 (26.7)
Ferrus sulphate intake in this pregnancy399 (57)