Table 6: Dietary habits associated with anemia in pregnancy among ANC attendees in government health institutions of Arba Minch town from February to April 2015 ().

VariablesAnemia COR (95% CI)
YesNo

Eating food made from “Enset” and its products
 Twice/month 10 (43.5%)13 (56.5%) 1.00
 1-2 per week25 (35.7%)45 (64.3%)0.72 (0.27–1.88)
 3-4 per week15 (17.9%)69 (82.1%)0.28 (0.10–0.76)
 Once/day 38 (36.5%)66 (63.5%)0.75 (0.30–1.87)
 >1 per day21 (41.2%)30 (58.8%)0.91 (0.34–2.46)
Eating food made from cereals, grains
 2 times/wk 7 (43.8%)9 (56.2%)1.00
 3-4/wk7 (33.3%)14 (66.7%)0.64 (0.17–2.45)
 Once/day22 (18.3%)98 (81.7%)0.28 (0.09–0.86)
 >1/day73 (32.8%)102 (67.2%)0.92 (0.33–2.58)
Drinking tea or coffee
 2/month or less6 (2.4%)19 (76%)1.00
 1–4/wk6 (20%)24 (80%)0.79 (0.22–2.85)
 1/day33 (25%)99 (75%)1.1 (0.38–2.86)
 >1/day64 (44.1%)81 (55.9%)2.5 (0.94–6.63)
Eating fruit
 ≤2 wk20 (45.5%)24 (54.5%)1.00
 3-4/wk25 (30.5%)57 (69.5%)0.53 (0.25–1.12)
 1/day38 (28.1%)97 (71.9%)0.47 (0.23–0.95)
 >1/day25 (35.7%)45 (64.3%)0.67 (0.31–1.44)
Eating beef, goat, chicken, or other kinds of organ meat
 Never 15 (23.1%)50 (76.9%)1.00
 1-2/month55 (37.4%)92 (62.6%)1.9 (1.02–3.88)
 1-2/week30 (34.9%)56 (65.1%)1.8 (0.86–3.69)
 ≥3/wk9 (26.5%)25 (73.5%)1.2 (0.46–3.12)