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Table 5 Analysis of factors associated with peripheral malaria by microscopy 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 Peripheral malaria Crude OR P-value Adjusted OR P-value
  N No. peripheral malaria positive (%) (95% CI)   (95% CI)  
Maternal age   
<20 years 97 33 (34.02) 130 (0.80, 2.10) 0.291 1.28 (0.76, 2.14) 0.350
≥20 years 334 95 (28.44) Reference   Reference  
Health facility   
Geita hospital 265 67 (25.28) Reference   Reference  
Katoro HC 166 61 (36.75) 1.72 (1.13, 2.61) 0.012 1.76 (1.12, 2.77) 0.014
Level of education   
None/Primary 360 113 (31.39) 1.71 (0.93, 3.15) 0.086 1.29 (0.66, 2.53) 0.458
Secondary/Higher 71 15 (21.13) Reference   Reference  
Occupation   
Peasant/livestock 370 116 (31.35) 1.86 (0.96, 3.64) 0.068 1.43 (0.69, 2.98) 0.340
Employed/business 61 12 (19.67) Reference   Reference  
SP receipt   
<3 doses 405 124 (30.62) Reference   Reference  
≥3 doses 26 4 (15.38) 0.41 (0.14, 1.22) 0.110 0.68 (0.22, 2.14) 0.489
ANC visits   
1-3 276 88 (31.88) 1.35 (0.87, 2.09) 0.186 1.32 (0.83, 2.12) 0.243
≥4 155 40 (25.81) Reference   Reference  
Bed net use   
No 10 5 (50.00) Reference   Reference  
Yes 403 118 (29.28) 0.41 (0.12, 1.45) 0.169 0.39 (0.12, 1.39) 0.164
  1. ANC = antenatal care; OR = odds ratio, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval, SP = sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine; Significant p-values are presented in bold.