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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Validity of self-reported use of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine intermittent presumptive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp): a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (%) Percentage
IPTp use   
 Yes 120 58.8
 No 84 41.2
ANC attendance   
 Yes 201 98.5
 No 3 1.5
IPTp doses taken   
 1 108 90
 2 10 8.3
 3 2 1.7
Bed net use   
 Always 165 80.9
 Sometimes 17 8.3
 Never 22 10.8
Bed net   
 Insecticide-treated 72 35.3
 Not treated 70 34.3
 Don’t know 38 18.6
Folic acid use   
 yes 150 73.5
 no 54 26
Iron sulphate use   
 Yes 155 76
 No 49 24
Birth weight   
 <2.5 kg 5 2.5
 > = 2.5 kg 199 97.5
Gravidity   
 Primigravidae 68 33.3
 Gravid −2 48 23.5
 Gravid 3 and above 88 43.1
Maternal age group   
 Up to 20 yrs 52 25.5
 Above 20 yrs 152 74.5
Education mother   
 Up to primary 83 40.7
 Post-primary 121 59.3