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Table 2 Per cent distribution of IPTp-SP uptake by characteristics of respondents (n = 1,267)

From: Factors affecting uptake of optimal doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in six districts of Tanzania

Characteristic Number of respondents IPTp-SP uptake P-value
None Partial (1 dose) Optimal (2+ doses)
OVERALL 1,267 27.9 28.5 43.6 -
Counseled on dangers of MiP      
  No 367 55.6 20.7 23.7 <0.001
  Yes 900 16.7 31.7 51.7
Timing of ANC initiation      
  First trimester 222 20.3 33.3 46.4 0.015
  Second trimester 856 29.0 26.6 44.4
  Third trimester 189 32.3 31.2 36.5
Number of ANC visits made      
  1-3 666 28.5 31.5 39.9 0.011
  4+ 601 27.3 25.1 47.6
Pregnancy intention      
  Unintended/don’t remember 368 31.3 26.4 42.4 0.220
  Intended 899 26.6 29.4 44.1
Age (years)      
  <20 132 33.3 24.2 42.4 0.494
  20-34 909 27.4 28.4 44.2
  >34 226 27.0 31.4 41.6
Marital status      
  Currently married 1,152 27.2 29.5 43.3 0.015
  Ever married 50 46.0 16.0 38.0
  Single 65 27.7 20.0 52.3
Education      
  No education 226 38.5 22.6 38.9 <0.001
  Primary 879 27.4 30.4 42.2
  Secondary+ 162 16.1 26.5 57.4
Occupation      
  Farmer/livestock keeper 909 29.4 28.9 41.7 0.040
  Employed/self-employed 165 18.8 28.5 52.7
  No job/housewife 193 29.0 26.4 44.6
District      
  Geita 198 46.5 18.7 34.9 <0.001
  Kahama 368 18.2 27.5 54.4
  Kondoa 217 26.3 30.0 43.8
  Mbozi 280 22.1 39.6 38.2
  Singida 82 24.4 36.6 39.0
  Sumbawanga 122 45.9 13.9 40.2