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Table 3 Dietary diversity, food security, anaemia status of the study participants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 395)

From: Patterns and predictors of gestational weight gain in Addis Ababa, Central Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Food group consumed in the last 24 h
 Foods from grains 377 95.7
 White roots, tubers and plantains 273 69.3
 Pulses (bean, peas and lentils) 264 67.0
 Milk and milk products 138 35.0
 Meat and meat product 112 28.4
 Any fresh or dried or shellfish 25 6.4
 Eggs 89 22.6
 Vegetable 229 58.1
 Fruits 229 58.1
 Any foods made with oil or fat 341 86.6
Minimum dietary diversity
 Low dietary diversity 68 17.2
 High dietary diversity 327 82.8
Food Security (391)
 Food secure 340 87.0
 Mildly food insecure 19 4.9
 Moderately food insecure 26 6.6
 Severely food insecure 6 1.5
MUAC (387)
 Low MUAC (< 23 cm) 70 18.1
 High MUAC (≥ 23 cm) 317 81.9
Had anaemia (385)
 Yes 11 3.0
 No 374 97.0