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Table 1 Description of socio-demographic and outcome variables at baseline in intervention and control groups, southwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Effect of nutrition education on iodine deficiency disorders and iodized salt intake in south west Ethiopian women: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Variable Category Groups
Intervention (n = 326)
Number (%)
Control (n = 326)
Number (%)
Age category in years 15–24 69 (21.2) 93 (28.5)
25–34 136 (41.7) 175 (53.7)
35–44 85 (26.1) 42 (12.9)
45–49 36 (11.0) 16 (4.9)
Family size (number) ≤ 5 198 (60.7) 218 (66.9)
> 5 128 (39.3) 108 (33.1)
Educational status Informal 195 (59.8) 190 (58.3)
Formal 131 (40.2) 136 (41.7)
Marital status Married 265 (81.3) 257 (78.8)
Singleθ 61 (18.7) 69 (21.2)
Geographic location Highland 164 (50.3) 162 (49.7)
Lowland 162 (49.7) 164 (50.3)
Wealth index Poor 113 (34.7) 145 (44.5)
Medium 82 (25.2) 53 (16.3)
Rich 131 (40.2) 128 (39.3)
Knowledge score (5.22 ± 2.89)µ Poor 187 (57.4) 209 (64.1)
Good 139 (42.6) 117 (35.9)
Attitude score (3.36 ± 2.01)µ Unfavorable 213 (65.3) 210 (64.4)
Favorable 113 (34.7) 116 (35.6)
Practice score (4.26 ± 1.53)µ Inappropriate 199 (61.0) 189 (58.0)
Appropriate 127 (39.0) 137 (42.0)
  1. Singleθ-not married, separately living, divorced and widowed
  2. µ(Mean ± SD)