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Table 2 Obstetric history of women attending ANC in Adama hospital medical college 2014 N = 417

From: Folic acid usage and associated factors in the prevention of neural tube defects among pregnant women in Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency(n) Percent
Number of pregnancy Primigravida 193 46.3
2–4 205 49.2
> = 5 19 4.6
Preconception consult Yes 47 11.3
No 370 88.3
What has been done during consultation (N = 44) Advice 2 4.5
General check up 32 72.7
General checkup & folic acid supplement 8 18
Remove birth control 2 4.5
Month of first ANC Visit First trimester 176 42.2
Second trimester 223 53.5
Third trimester 18 4.3
Number of ANC visit first visit 82 19.7
2nd -4th 264 63.3
More than 4th 71 17.0
History of unsuccessful pregnancy in life time No 345 80.6
Yes 81 19.4
Type of unsuccessful pregnancy in life time Spontaneous abortion 63 15.1
NTD 3 0.7
Other(still birth, congenital anomaly) 15 3.6
History of a baby with birth defect No 410 98.3
Yes 7 1.7
Diagnosed Diabetes mellitus No 409 98.08
Yes 8 1.92
Planning of pregnancy Yes 296 71
No 121 29
Action when plans to become pregnant (N = 296) I stopped without consulting healthcare provider 142 48
I consulted healthcare provider before stopping BC 62 21
I did not use birth control 92 31.1