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Table 1 Characteristics of study population by facility

From: Timing of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy and the implications of current policy on early uptake in north-east Tanzania

District (setting) Pangani (rural) Tanga (urban) Korogwe (peri-urban) TOTAL
Facility level District Hospital Dispensary District Hospital Health Centre District Hospital Dispensary  
Women interviewed 17 13 32 28 19 10 119
Primigravid 35.3% 30.8% 34.4% 28.6% 31.6% 10.0% 30.3%
Attended health education class so far this pregnancy 52.9% 75.0% 65.6% 100% 57.9% 60.0% 71.2%
Median years of age (range) 22 (17–38) 20 (17–35) 26 (18–40) 23.5 (18–36) 25 (16–36) 27.5 (19–44) 24 (16–44)
Median month of gestation (range) 5 (3–9) 7 (3–10) 6 (3–9) 6 (3–9) 7 (2–10) 6 (4–9) 6 (2–10)
  1. An additional 14 women across 5 of the 6 study sites were recruited to the study but did not return for interview following their consultation