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Table 3 Barriers of adherence of IFA supplementation in Ethiopia: meta-analysis

From: Adherence of iron and folic acid supplementation and determinants among pregnant women in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Barriers No of included studies Percentage (95%CI) P-value I2
Forgetfulness 7 30.75 (17.62, 43.89) < 0.0001 99.1
Fear of side effects 7 46.40 (30.92, 61.88) < 0.0001 99.1
Too many tablet 3 26.71 (−1.36, 54.78) 0.062 99.5
Affects size of baby 3 30.05 (26.27, 35.87) < 0.0001 72.2