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Table 2 Shows socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women in Awash Seven district, Ethiopia

From: Dietary diversity practice and its influencing factors among pregnant women in Afar region of Ethiopia: mixed method study

Variables Categories No (%)
Age  ≤ 20 51 (21.2)
21–25 72 (29.9)
26–30 66 (27.4)
 ≥ 31 52 (21.6)
Marital status Married 229 (95)
Unmarried 12 (5)
Religious Orthodox 55 (22.8)
Protestant and catholic 12 (5)
Muslim 174 (72.2)
Ethnicity Others 39 (16.2)
Amhara 61 (25.3)
Afar 141 (58.5)
Residence Urban 183 (75.9)
Rural 58 (24.1)
Educational status Illiterate 85 (35.3)
Primary school 68 (28.2)
Secondary school 63 (26.1)
College and above 25 (10.4)
Occupation Housewives 182 (75.5)
Government employed 23 (9.5)
Merchants 36 (14.9)
Family size / members Four and below 176 (73)
Above four 65 (27)
Average monthly income (Ethiopian birr)  < 1500 53 (22)
1500–3000 122 (50.6)
3001–4500 33 (13.7)
 > 4500 33 (13.7)
  1. Others represent Oromo, southern nation and nationalities peoples, and Tigray peoples