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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Patterns of anti-malarial drug treatment among pregnant women in Uganda

Characteristic Total Population n = 500
Age (years); n (%)  
≤18 years 50 (10.0)
19 - 24 years 204 (40.8)
25 - 34 years 182 (36.4)
≥35 years 64 (12.8)
Married; n (%) 451 (90.2)
Education; n (%)  
None 34 (6.8)
Primary 350 (70.0)
Secondary/Postsecondary 116 (23.2)
Religion; n (%)  
Christian-based 305 (61.0)
Muslim 195 (39.0)
Village type; n (%)  
Rural 372 (74.4)
Peri-Urban 128 (25.6)
Number of births; n (%)  
1 111 (22.2)
2-3 152 (30.4)
4-5 111 (22.2)
≥6 126 (25.2)
History of miscarriage; n (%) 85 (17.0)
History of stillbirth; n (%) 23 (4.6)
Birth location; n (%)  
Health facility 367 (73.4)
Home 81 (16.2)
Other 52 (10.4)
Knowledge of malaria score; n (%)  
High 292 (58.4)
Low 208 (41.6)
# ANC visits; n (%)  
0 6 (1.2)
1 23 (4.6)
2 106 (21.2)
3 195 (39.0)
≥4 170 (34.0)
Month of ANC initiation; mean (sd) 4.8 (1.6)
Walking time to nearest ANC, minutes; mean (sd) 69 (44.2)
Waiting time at ANC, minutes; mean (sd) 58 (47.7)