Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Dietary Diversity and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in Shashemane, Oromia, Central Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Table 2

Nutritional practices of pregnant mothers attending ANC clinics in Shashemane, Oromia, Central Ethiopia, in 2017 ().

VariablesFrequency (%)

Follow specific dietary regimenYes15 (4.8)
No302 (95.2)
Use iodized saltYes52 (16.5)
No265 (83.5)
Drink coffee or teaYes34 (10.8)
No285 (89.2)
Have iron supplementYes26 (8.3)
No293 (91.7)
Frequency of meal per day1–3 times73 (23.2)
4 times and above242 (76.8)
Habits of eating snackYes66 (21.0)
No249 (79.0)
Alcohol use in the previous 7 daysYes95 (30.2)
No220 (99.8)
Main source of food in the householdOwn production142 (45.1)
Purchasing165 (52.4)
Others8 (2.5)

Others: food aid, getting food as daily laborer from the site they work.

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