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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: “When a woman is pregnant, her grave is open”: health beliefs concerning dietary practices among pregnant Kalenjin women in rural Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Characteristic Categories Number of cases (N = 42)
Maternal status Antenatal 14
Post-natal 28
Parity First pregnancy/child 13
1–3 15
4–6 11
7–8 3
Age (years) ≤19 4
20–24 16
25–29 10
30–34 7
≥35 5
Religion Christians 42
Others 0
Marital status Never married 8
Currently married 30
Separated 2
Widowed 2
Educational level Primary education 21
Secondary education 16
Post-Secondary education 5
Occupation Student/pupil 4
Business 7
Farming 26
Formal employment 1
Others 4
Ethnic Affiliation Nandi 31
Keiyo 4
Marakwet 5
Terik 1