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Table 4 Statical Analysis of Folic Acid Usage and Its Dependent Variables

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

Covariates Folic acid user OR(95% CI) P-value
No Yes
Number of pregnancy Primigravida 190(98.4%) 3(1.6%) 1.45(0.341–6.13) 0.426
Other 219(97.8%) 5 (2.2%)
Preconception consult Yes 39(83%) 8(17%) 0.83(0.729–0.944) 0.000
No 370(100%) 0(0.0%)
Have ANC visit for current pregnancy Yes 327(97.6%) 8(2.4%) 0.98(0.96–0.993) 0.171
No it is first 82(100%) 0(0.0%)
Month of first visit of ANC First trimester 305(97.4%) 8(2.6%)) 0.97(0.96–0.99) 0.032
Other 103(100%) 0(0.0%)
Number of ANC visits 1st visit 82(100%) 0(0.0%) Not applicable .046
2nd to 4th visit 260(98.5%) 4(1.5%)
>4th visit 67(94.4%) 4(5.6%)
History of unsuccessful pregnancy in life time No 332(98.8%) 4(1.2%) 4.31(1.056–17.62) 0.04
Yes 77(95.1%) 4(4.9%)
History of a baby with birth defect No 403(98.3%) 7(1.7%) 9.6(1.016–17.62) 0.128
Yes 6(85.7%) 1(14.3%)
Planning of pregnancy Planned 288(97.3%) 8(2.7%) 0.97(0.95–0.992) 0.063
Unplanned 121 0(0.0%)
Level of folic acid awareness Uninformed 328(100%) 0(0.0%) Not applicable 0.000
Somewhat informed 39(100%) 0(0.0%)
Informed 42(84%) 8(16%)