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Table 2 Consumption of iron and folic acid supplements over the three trimesters of pregnancy (N = 330)

From: Prevalence of iron and folic acid supplements consumption and associated factors among pregnant women in Eswatini: a multicenter cross-sectional study

  Consumption of iron Consumption of folic acid
  1st trimester 2nd trimester 3rd trimester 1st trimester 2nd trimester 3rd trimester
All/almost all 34 (10.3) 122 (37.0) 131 (39.7) 34 (10.3) 124 (37.6) 135 (40.9)
More than half 15 (4.5) 67 (20.3) 67 (20.3) 14 (4.2) 57 (17.3) 69 (20.9)
Half 7 (2.1) 38 (11.5) 38 (11.5) 4 (1.2) 39 (11.8) 33 (10.0)
Less than half 7 (2.1) 32 (9.7) 36 (10.9) 10 (3.0) 32 (9.7) 33 (10.0)
Did not consume or consumed a few 6 (1.8) 23 (7.0) 40 (12.1) 9 (2.7) 31 (9.4) 43 (13.0)
N/A 261 (79.1) 48 (14.5) 18 (5.5) 259 (78.5) 47 (14.2) 17 (5.2)
  1. N/A is not applicable, meaning women who cannot access iron and folic acid supplements. N/A refers to participants who did not attend antenatal care or did not receive the supply in facilities owing to limited stock