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Table 5 Shows the types of food groups consumed by pregnant women in the previous 24 h in Awash seven district, of Ethiopia

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

Dietary diversity score

Mean ± S.D

The overall mean of dietary diversity score

3.1 ± 1.38

The mean of poor dietary diversity score

2.44 ± 0.6

The mean of good dietary diversity score

5 ± 1.075

Food groups

No (%)

Starchy Staple (cereal based like eragrostis tef, wheat and corn)

220 (91.3)

Dark green leafy vegetables (kale and spinach)

44 (18.3)

other vitamin A rich foods and vegetables (mango, papaya and orange)

61 (25.3)

Other fruits and vegetables (avocado, lemon, cabbage, banana and apple

61 (25.3)

Organ meat

5 (2.1)

Meat and fish

35 (14.5)


41 (17)

Legume, nuts and seeds

149 (61.8)

Milk and milk products

139 (57.7)

  1. SD standard deviation