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Table 3 Folic acid usage and associated factors for NTD prevention among women attending ANC in Adama Hospital Medical College 2014

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

Variable Category Frequency Percent
Prescribed for folic acid supplement for current pregnancy (N = 417) Yes 229 54.9
No 188 45.1
Do you take as recommended(N = 229) yes I took as recommended 177 77.3
sometimes I forgot 25 10.9
Interrupted 15 6.6
I never took FA 12 5.2
When do you start to take folic acid (N = 229) before I become pregnant 8 3.5
first trimester 26 11.5
Second trimester 118 51.1
Third trimester 77 33.9
Total month of folic acid intake(N = 217) Less than 1 month 15 6.9
1–3 month 181 83.9
4–6 month 16 6.9
7 month and above 5 2.3
Level of folic acid awareness Uninformed 328 78.7
Somewhat informed 39 9.4
Informed 50 12
Total user of folic acid Yes 202 48.7
No 214 51.3
Folic acid user for NTD prevention Yes 8 1.9
No 409 98.1