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Research Article

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

Table 3

Dietary habits and nutritional status of pregnant women at Gode Town, Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia, May 2013.

VariablesFrequency () Number (%)

Stable diet
 Rice and spaghetti 504 (87.3)
 Maize and sorghum 68 (11.8)
 Others 5 (0.9)
Meal frequency
 More than three times 120 (20.8)
 Three times 382 (66.2)
 Two times 63 (10.9)
 One time 12 (2.1)
Meat frequency
 One a week 137 (23.7)
 Twice a week 267 (46.3)
 More than twice per week 150 (26)
 Once per month 7 (1.2)
 Less than one time per month 16 (2.8)
Drinking tea
 Yes 570 (98.8)
 No7 (1.2)
Time for drinking tea
 Before meal 444 (77.9)
 After Meal 126 (22.1)
Fruit frequency
 Every day 28 (4.9)
 Once a week 67 (11.6)
 Twice a week 178 (30.8)
 More than twice per week 111 (19.2)
 Once per month 70 (12.1)
 Less than once per month 348 (60.3)
Egg frequency
 Every day 25 (4.3)
 Once a week 65 (11.3)
 Twice a week 48 (8.3)
 More than twice per week 21 (3.6)
 Once per month 70 (12.1)
 Less than once per month 348 (60.3)
Milk and milk product frequency
 More than two times per day 312 (54.1)
 Once per day 160 (27.7)
 Once per week 43 (7.5)
 Less than once per week 62 (10.7)
Food groups eaten in 24 hours
 1–4 141 (24.4)
 5–8 416 (72.1)
 >8 food groups 20 (3.5)
Physical work
 Yes 177 (30.7)
 No 400 (69.3)
Forbidden foods for pregnancy
 Yes 107 (18.5)
 No 470 (81.5)
Eating charcoal and clay
 Yes 196 (34)
 No 381 (66)
Iron supplementation
 Yes 388 (67.2)
 No189 (32.8)
Nutritional status (MUAC)
 <21 cm 29 (5)
 21–23 cm228 (39.7)
 >23 cm 318 (55.3)