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Table 1 Characteristics of parturient women who used IPT-SP, pyrimethamine or no chemoprophylactic agents

From: Intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is effective in preventing maternal and placental malaria in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria

Characteristics IPT-SP Use (n = 589) Pyrimethamine (n = 214) No chemo-prophylaxis (n = 171) p-value
Age (Years)     
Mean ± SD 29.6 ± 5.7 29.4 ± 4.9 30.1 ± 5.3 0.408
Range 17 – 44 18 – 43 17 – 42  
Maternal Level of Education n (%)     
   None 13 (2.2) 3 (1.4) 4 (2.3)  
   Primary/Qur'anic education 74 (12.4) 31 (14.5) 26 (15.2)  
   Secondary school 359 (60.3) 122 (57.0) 85 (49.7) 0.307
   Post 20 School 149 (25.0) 58 (27.1) 56 (32.7)  
   Total 595 (100) 214 (100) 171 (100)  
Fathers' Level of Education n (%)     
None 9 (1.5) 3 (1.4) 4 (2.5)  
Primary/Qur'anic education 53 (9.0) 21 (10.1) 19 (11.7)  
Secondary school 315 (53.5) 110 (53.1) 70 (43.2) 0.409
Post secondary school 212 (36) 73 (35.3) 69 (42.6)  
Total 589 (100) 207 (100) 162 (100)  
Gravidity n (%)     
1 133 (22.2) 49 (22.9) 48 (28.2)  
2 127 (21.2) 50 (23.4) 35 (20.6) 0.516
>2 338 (56.5) 115 (53.7) 87 (51.2)  
Baby's Sex n (%)     
Male 310 (51.8) 107 (50) 99 (57.9) 0.268