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Research Article

Prevalence of Anemia and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in an Urban Area of Eastern Ethiopia

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant women at Gode town, Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia, May 2013.

Variables Frequency () Number (%)

Age of the mother
 ≤2062 (10.7)
 21–25 137 (23.7)
 26–30187 (32.4)
 31–35 122 (21.1)
 >35 69 (12.0)
Marital status
 Married 561 (97.2)
 Divorced 13 (2.3)
 Widowed 3 (0.5)
Religion
 Muslim572 (99.1)
 Christian5 (0.9)
Ethnicity
 Somali 570 (98.8)
 Amhara5 (0.9)
 Oromo1 (0.2)
 Others 1 (0.2)
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 476 (82.5)
 Read and write only 31 (5.4)
 Primary school (1–8)37 (6.4)
 Secondary school 8 (1.4)
 College and above 25 (4.3)
Occupation
 Housewife 499 (86.5)
 Government employee 34 (5.9)
 Business 44 (7.6)
Family Size
 <5134 (23.2)
 5–7 211 (36.6)
 ≥8232 (40.2)
Age at marriage
 <16198 (34.3)
 16–18 283 (49.0)
 ≥1996 (16.6)
Source of income
 Salary 301 (52.2)
 Business 101 (17.5)
 Remittance 52 (9.0)
 Others 123 (21.3)
Wealth index (Quintiles)
 Lowest 114 (19.8)
 Second 127 (22.0)
 Middle 114 (19.8)
 Fourth104 (18.0)
 Highest 118 (20.5)