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Table 3 Reasons for not attending ANC and not taking SP as IPTp

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

  Frequency (%)
Reason for not attending ANC N = 262
 Was feeling healthy 213 (81.3 %)
 Was busy 52 (19.9 %)
 ANC clinic was too far 193 (73.7 %)
 Long waiting hours at the clinic 136 (51.9 %)
 Husband did not allow 42 (16.0 %)
 There is poor quality at the clinic 27 (10.3 %)
Reasons for not taking SP for malaria prevention N = 473
 Because I was sleeping under an ITN 80 (16.9 %)
 I was not sick 170 (35.9 %)
 The health unit was far 123 (26.0 %)
 There were no drugs at the ANC clinic 68 (14.4 %)
 I was not aware of the use of SP 85 (18.0 %)
 I did not have money 65 (13.7 %)
 The health worker was busy 43 (9.1 %)
 I feared side effects 38 (8.0 %)
 I used herbs 25 (5.3 %)