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Maternal Anemia in Rural Jordan: Room for Improvement

Table 2

Prevalence of anemia according to sociodemographic characteristics.

VariableHb level (mg/dl)AnemiaTotalP value
Mean (SD)NoYes

Age (year)0.361
 <2511.3 (1.2)120 (64.2)67 (35.8)178
 25–29.911.2 (1.2)130 (62.2)79 (37.8)209
 ≥3011.5 (1.1)207 (86.1)97 (31.9)304
Number of family members0.808
 Two11.3 (1.2)111 (67.3)54 (32.7)165
 Three11.3 (1.1)86 (63.2)50 (36.8)136
 Four11.4 (1.1)85 (67.5)41 (32.5)126
 ≥five11.4 (1.1)175 (64.1)98 (35.9)273
Education level0.135
 ≤high school11.3 (1.2)300 (63.4)173 (36.6)473
 >high school11.4 (1.1)157 (69.2)70 (30.8)227
Husband education level0.544
 ≤high school11.4 (1.1)348 (65.9)180 (34.1)528
 >high school11.3 (1.3)109 (63.4)63 (36.6)172
Income/per month (in Jordanian dinars, 1 JD = $1.41)0.646
 ≤25011.4 (1.1)234 (66.1)120 (33.9)354
 >25011.3 (1.2)223 (64.5)123 (35.5)346
Employment0.313
 Yes11.3 (1.1)389 (64.5)214 (35.5)603
 No11.5 (1.1)67 (69.8)29 (30.2)96
Smoking status of women0.768
 Yes11.3 (1.1)11 (68.8)5 (31.3)16
 No11.4 (1.1)446 (65.2)238 (34.8)684
Smoking status of husband0.950
 Yes11.4 (1.2)249 (65.2)133 (34.8)382
 No11.3 (1)208 (65.4)110 (34.6)318

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