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Table 1 Selected baseline socio-demographic and nutritional characteristics of pregnant mothers in rural Arsi, Ethiopia; stratified by anemia status at term (n = 374)

From: Dietary diversity cutoff values predicting anemia varied between mid and term of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

Socio-demographic and nutritional characteristicsPregnant mothers
Anemica (n/%)Non-anemicb (n/%)
Maternal age (years)
< 2022 (26.5)61 (73.5)
20–2427 (27.6)71 (72.4)
25–2950 (38.5)80 (61.5)
≥ 3022 (34.9)41 (65.1)
Educational status
No formal education40 (33.3)80 (66.7)
Primary education38 (40)57 (60)
Above primary education43 (27)116 (73)
ANC visits completed
One7 (41.2)10 (58.8)
Two39 (34.8)73 (65.2)
≥ Three75 (31.1)166 (68.9)
Hemoglobin (baseline)
Anemic81 (75.7)26 (24.3)
Non-anemic40 (15)227 (8.5)
  1. aN1 = 121, bN2 = 253; ANC, antenatal care