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Table 4 Distribution of respondents by Good knowledge, prevention and management practice on anemia in pregnancy and selected background variables

From: Factors associated with compliance to recommended micronutrients uptake for prevention of anemia during pregnancy in urban, peri-urban, and rural communities in Southeast Nigeria

Background Variables Categories No. % Good knowledge Chi sq % Good practice Chi sq
P values P values
Locality Urban 500 47.6 0.905 33.7 1.702
Peri urban 500 47.6 0.636 32.7 0.427
Rural 500 45.0   34.6  
Distance from health facility Far 750 44.3 3.666 49.0 0.526
Near 750 49.2 0.031 51.0 0.500
Tribe Igbo 1470 47.2 6.734 98.2 0.317
Non Igbo 30 23.2 0.007 1.8 0.712
Religious affiliation Catholic 913 45.1 9.208 60.1 10.551
Protestant 305 53.8 0.056 23.4 0.032
Pentecostal 275 44.4   16.1  
Islam 6 33.3 0.3
Traditionalist 1 100 0.1
Marital status Married 1472 47.1 7.623 98.7 3.570
Widowed 6 50.0 0.054 0.4 0.312
Divorced 2 0.0   0.0  
Single 20 20.0 0.9
Level of schooling Primary 118 40.7 18.318 6.7 6.783
Secondary 940 43.7 <0.001 61.5 0.034
Post secondary 429 46.9   31.8  
Employed Yes 1092 529 4.715 73.2 0.112
No 408 172 0.017 26.8 0.391
Employment type Domestic aid 9 77.8 20.497 0.8 9.659
Petty trading 348 48.9 0.002 30.3 0.140
Business 510 43.3   45.3  
Teaching 87 57.5 8.7
Health worker 52 61.5 4.6
Civil servant 62 62.9 7.9
Other 24 41.7 2.4
Age group 15-19 54 33.3 14.203 3.4 4.632
20-24 281 43.8 0.027 16.9 0.592
25-29 542 45.2   36.1  
30-34 414 48.8 29.7
35-39 163 50.9 10.9
40-44 40 67.5 2.5
45+ 6 50.0 0.4
Number of pregnancies Once 341 44.0 7.214 22.5 2.077
2-3 times 681 44.6 0.065 43.8 0.556
4-5 times 340 50.9   24.0  
6 times &above 138 53.6 9.8
Wealth index First quintile 312 17.8 10.070 20.6 1.346
Second quintile 535 36.1 0.030 35.5 0.854
Third quintile 263 19.4   16.9  
Fourth quintile 204 14.8 14.6
Fifth quintile 186 11.8 12.4
Knowledge of anemia in preg. Good (11+) 701   62.1 117.190
Poor (0-10) 799 37.9 <0.001