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Table 5 Distribution of participants’ responses about attitude (N = 330)

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

Attitudes Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
IFA is good for fetus 134 (40.6) 179 (54.2) 17 (5.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Pregnant women should adhere to IFA 122 (37.0) 112 (33.9) 90 (27.3) 6 (1.8) 0 (0.0)
Consuming IFA could result in fetal macrosomia 85 (25.8) 57 (17.3) 94 (28.5) 28 (8.5) 66 (20.0)
IFA could result in unsuccessful pregnancies 4 (1.2) 4 (1.2) 73 (22.1) 74 (22.4) 175 (53.0)
IFA should be taken only when there is a problem 6 (1.8) 24 (7.3) 92 (27.9) 105 (31.8) 103 (31.2)
Attitudes’ sum of score; Mean (SD) 19.29 (3.16)
  1. Score range: 0–25. A higher total score indicates more positive attitude towards IFA supplementation. IFA iron and folic acid; SD standard deviation