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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: Food beliefs and practices among the Kalenjin pregnant women in rural Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Characteristic Categories Percentage
(N = 154)
Maternal status Antenatal mothers 40
Post-natal mothers 60
Gravidity First pregnancy/child 28
More than one pregnancy 72
Age (years) ≤19 9
20–24 29
25–29 32
30–34 18
≥35 12
Marital status Never married 18
Currently married 77
Separated 3
Widowed 2
Educational level Primary education 54
Secondary education 34
Post-secondary education 12
Occupation Farming 40
Business 21
Housewife 18
Formal employment 9
Student/pupil 8
Others 4
Ethnic Affiliation Nandi 71
Keiyo 18
Marakwet 5
Kipsigis 3
Tugen 1
Terik 1
Pokot 1