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Table 1 Distribution of Participants’ characteristics

From: A root cause analysis of sub-optimal uptake and compliance to iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy in 7 districts of Zambia

VariableFreq.Percent
Age
 15–19225.5
 20–248821.9
 25–598420.9
 30–348721.6
 35–395513.7
 40–44338.2
 45–49164.0
 Don’t Know174.2
 Mean (SD)Min, Max
Age29.8 (7.6)16, 49
SexFreq.Percent
 Male8922.1
 Female31377.9
Marital StatusFreq.Percent
 Married31979.4
 Living Together20.5
 Divorced225.5
 Separated61.5
 Widowed30.8
 Never Married5012.4
Education LevelFreq.Percent
 Primary16340.6
 Secondary18846.8
 Tertiary82.0
 None4110.2
 No Response20.5
ProvinceFreq.Percent
 Eastern19648.6
 Western9724.1
 Northern11027.3
DistrictFreq.Percent
 Chipata11729.0
 Lundazi7919.6
 Kaputa225.5
 Nsama112.7
 Kasama6415.9
 Mongu225.5
 Sioma5112.7
 Shamg’ombo235.7
 Limulunga143.5
Ever PregnantFreq.Percent
 Yes31299.7
 No10.3
ParityFreq.Percent
 082.6
 16520.8
 26721.4
 35918.9
 43912.5
 53210.2
 6237.4
 782.6
 851.6
 931.0
 1110.3
 No Response31.0
ANC AttendanceFreq.Percent
 Yes30998.7
 No20.6
 No Response20.6
Partner ANC AttendanceFreq.Percent
 Sometimes18659.4
 All The Time299.3
 Never9329.7
 No Response51.6
Last PregnancyFreq.Percent
 Currently Pregnant4414.1
 1 Year Ago11235.8
 2 Years Ago4915.7
 3 Years Ago3812.1
 More Than 3 Years Ago6922.0
 No Response10.3
ANC Attendance TrimesterFreq.Percent
 First Trimester8727.8
 Second Trimester19963.6
 Third Trimester216.7
 Don’t Know31.0
 No Response31.0
ANC Attendance FrequencyFreq.Percent
 1154.79
 2206.4
 39329.7
 410533.6
 More than 57122.7
 No Response92.9