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Table 8 Secondary analysis of factors associated with low birth weight delivery 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 Mean birth weight (SD) g Coefficient P-value Coefficient P-value
   (95% CI)   (95% CI)  
Maternal age   
<20 years 2,930 (414) −341 (−439, −243) <0.001 −193 (−297, −90) < 0.001
≥20 years 3,271 (436) Reference   Reference  
Gravidity   
Paucigravidae 3,141 (460) −243 (−326, −160) <0.001 −134 (−220, −48) 0.002
Multigravidae 3,289 (428) Reference   Reference  
ANC visits   
1-3 visits 3,141 (460) −148 (−237, −60) 0.001 −128 (−206, −50) 0.001
≥4 visits 3,289 (428) Reference   1  
Placental malaria   
Positive 3,096 (448) −158 (−245, −70) <0.001 −82 (−160, −4) 0.039
Negative 3,254 (448) Reference   1  
SP receipt   
<3 doses 3,187 (452) −125 (−305, 55) 0.174 30 (−129, 188) 0.713
≥3 doses 3,311 (476) Reference   Reference  
Gestational age
Pre-term delivery 2,728 (503) −539 (−654, −424) <0.001 479 (−589, −369) <0.001
Term delivery 3,267 (400) Reference   Reference  
  1. ANC = antenatal care; SD = standard deviation, 95%CI = 95% confidence interval, Significant p-values are presented in bold.