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Table 2 The use of Antenatal clinics, and IPT by pregnant women*

From: Use of antenatal care, maternity services, intermittent presumptive treatment and insecticide treated bed nets by pregnant women in Luwero district, Uganda

Characteristic n (%)
No. with ANC card* 351 (46.0%)
Number visiting ANC at least once 722 (94.4%)
No. visiting ANC at least twice 676 (88.4%)
Median No. of ANC visits (quartiles) 3 (2–4)
Timing of ANC visits  
   Median month of 1st visit (quartiles) 5.7 (1.6)
   Median month of 2nd visit (quartiles) 6.8 (1.3)
   Median month of 3rd visit (quartiles) 7.7 (1.1)
   Median month of 4th visit (quartiles) 8.3 (1.0)
Place of ANC attendance  
   TBA 12 (1.6%)
   Private clinic 134 (18.2%)
   HC II 101 (13.7%)
   HC III 332 (45.2%)
   HC IV 45 (6.1%)
   Hospital 111 (15.2%)
IPTp-SP  
   Took no IPTp-SP 215 (28.5%)
   Took one dose of IPTp-SP 265 (35.3%)
   Took more than one dose IPTp-SP 272 (36.2%)
Gestational age 1 st IPTp-SP dose, mo†  
   <4 14 (2.6%)
   4–7 438 (81.6%)
   7.1–8.5 73 (13.6%)
   >8.5 12 (2.2%)
Gestational age 2 nd IPTp-SP dose, mo†  
   4–7 121 (45%)
   8–8.5 108 (40%)
   >8.5 40 (15%)
  1. IPTp-SP indicates intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria in pregnancy. *Sixteen women did not know if they received SP in the ANC.
  2. † < 4 mo (1st trimester), 4–7 mo (2nd trimester), 7.1–8.5 mo (early 3rd trimester), >8.5 (late 3rd trimester)