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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 402)

From: Undernutrition and its association with socio-demographic, anemia and intestinal parasitic infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care at the University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age(years) 15–24 120 29.9
25–34 251 62.4
≥ 35 31 7.7
Residence Urban 303 75.4
Rural 99 24.6
Marital status Married 386 96
Single 7 1.7
Divorced 2 0.5
Separated 6 1.5
Widowed 1 0.2
Religion Orthodox 356 88.6
Muslim 37 9.2
Protestant 9 2.2
Ethnicity Amhara 381 94.8
Tigre 15 3.7
Oromo 2 0.5
Other 4 1.0
Educational status No formal education 92 22.9
Primary education 84 20.9
High school education 112 27.9
Certificate and above 114 28.4
Occupation House wife 221 55.0
Farmer 13 3.2
Merchant 51 12.7
Government employee 94 23.4
Daily laborer 11 2.7
Student 12 3.0
Family size ≤  3 285 70.9
4–6 90 22.4
> 6 27 6.7
Wealth Index Low 134 33.3
Middle 134 33.3
High 134 33.3