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Table 1 Characteristics of 431 women with singleton deliveries at Geita district hospital and Katoro health centre

From: Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes: a cross-sectional study in Geita district, North-Western Tanzania

Variable No (%)
Maternal age (years)
<20 97 (22.51)
≥20 334 (77.49)
Marital status
Single 74 (17.17)
Married 357 (82.83)
Health facility
Geita Hospital 265 (61.48)
Katoro HC 166 (38.52)
Gravidity
Paucigravidae (G1/G2) 227 (52.67)
Multigravidae (G3+) 204 (47.33)
Level of education
None/Primary 360 (83.53)
Secondary/College 71 (16.47)
Occupation
Peasants/livestock keeping 370 (85.85)
Employed/business 61 (14.15)
ANC visits
<4 visits 276 (64.04)
≥4 visits 155 (35.96)
  1. ANC = antenatal care, SP = sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine, G1 = primigravidae, G2 = secundigravidae, G3+ = gravida 3 and above, HC = health centre, IPTp-SP = intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with SP.