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Table 3 Multivariate multinomial logistic regression models of correlates of IPTp-SP uptake in six districts of Tanzania, (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

  IPTp-SP uptake
Variable Partial versus none Optimal versus none
Relative risk ratio (RRR) 95% Confidence interval (CI) Relative risk ratio (RRR) 95% Confidence interval (CI)
Counseled on dangers of MiP     
  No (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Yes 4.24*** 3.00-6.00 6.47*** 4.66-8.97
Timing of ANC initiation     
  First trimester 1.66* 0.94-2.94 2.05** 1.18-3.57
  Second trimester 1.03 0.66-1.59 1.50* 0.98-2.29
  Third trimester (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
Age (years)     
  <20 (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  20-34 1.40 0.82-2.40 1.34 0.83-2.17
  >34 1.50 0.80-2.80 1.29 0.73-2.20
Marital status     
  Currently married (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Ever married 0.40** 0.17-0.96 0.60 0.30-1.22
  Single 0.51* 0.23-1.11 0.83 0.42-1.60
Education     
  No education (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Primary 1.22 0.78-1.89 1.17 0.79-1.74
  Secondary+ 1.44 0.73-2.83 1.93** 1.04-3.56
Occupation     
  Farmer/livestock keeper 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Employed/self-employed 0.98 0.57-1.71 1.03 0.62-1.74
  No job/housewife 0.79 0.49-1.26 0.83 0.54-1.28
District     
  Geita (ref) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Kahama 3.26*** 1.91-5.55 3.26*** 2.03-5.23
  Kondoa 2.11** 1.20-3.70 1.55* 0.93-2.58
  Mbozi 2.63*** 1.54-4.51 1.25 0.76-2.06
  Singida 2.86** 1.39-5.91 1.62 0.80-3.25
  Sumbawanga 0.66 0.32-1.33 1.00 0.57-1.74
  1. ***P<0.001, **P<0.050, *P<0.100; ref = reference/baseline category.