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Table 2 Factors associated with uptake of three or more doses of IPTp-SP among delivering women

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 IPTp-SP uptake COR (95% CI) P-value AOR (95% CI) P-value
  N ≥3 doses, n (%)     
Maternal age
<20 years 97 3 (3.09) Reference   Reference  
≥20 years 334 23 (6.89) 2.33 (0.68-7.87) 0.179 2.33 (0.63-9.09) 0.203
Marital status
Single 74 7 (9.49) 1.86 (0.75-4.60) 0.180 2.37 (0.84-6.67) 0.103
Married 357 19 (5.32) Reference   Reference  
Health facility
Katoro HC 166 2 (1.20) Reference   Reference  
Geita hospital 265 24 (9.06) 8.20 (1.90-34.48) 0.005 8.33 (1.79-33.33) 0.007
Level of education
None/Primary 360 15 (4.17) Reference   Reference  
Secondary/Higher 71 11 (15.49) 4.22 (1.85-9.62) 0.001 1.69 (0.66-4.35) 0.275
Occupation
Peasants 370 16 (4.32) Reference   Reference  
Employed/business 61 10 (16.39) 4.35 (1.85-10.10) 0.001 1.85 (0.70-5.00) 0.214
ANC visits
<4 visits 276 8 (2.90) Reference   Reference  
≥4 visits 155 18 (11.61) 4.41 (1.87-10.42) 0.001 4.35 (1.79-11.11) 0.001
  1. ANC: antenatal care; AOR: adjusted odds ratio; COR: crude odds ratio; IPTp-SP: intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine; Significant p-values are presented in bold.