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Table 2 Knowledge and prevention practices on malaria in pregnancy

From: Perceptions and practices for preventing malaria in pregnancy in a peri-urban setting in south-western Uganda

Knowledge and prevention practices Frequency (%)
N = 800
Knowledge on dangerous diseases in pregnancy
 Malaria 769 (96.1 %)
 HIV/AIDS 469 (58.6 %)
 Syphilis 132 (16.5 %)
 High blood pressure 405 (50.6 %)
 Diabetes 135 (16.9 %)
Knowledge on the negative effects of malaria in pregnancy
 Anaemia 482 (60.3 %)
 Abortion 359 (44.9 %)
 Still births 119 (14.9 %)
 Poor health (general weakness) 570 (71.3 %)
Antenatal care attendance
 Attended at least once in the last pregnancy 538 (72.5 %)
 Attended the recommended 4 visits 102 (19.0 %)
 Attended ANC at public facility 451 (83.8 %)
 Attended ANC at private facility 87 (16.2 %)
Postnatal care attendance
 Attended after six weeks of delivery 473 (59.1 %)
ITN Use
 Slept under and ITN a night before the interview 628 (78.5 %)
Taken SP for malaria prevention
 Taken SP 326 (40.8 %)
 Taken the two recommended doses of SP 159 (48.8 %)
 Taken three doses of SP 53 (16.3 %)
 Taken four doses of SP 15 (4.6 %)