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Table 2 Individual and healthcare system factors for use of IPTp and ITNs

From: Factors associated with use of malaria control interventions by pregnant women in Buwunga subcounty, Bugiri District

Variable Frequency (n = 350) Percentage (%)
Knows the use of IPTp
Yes 186 53.1
Use of IPTp tablets (n = 186)
Prevent malaria 95 50.3
Promotes weight gain 14 7.4
Gives a lot of blood 42 22.2
Makes the baby strong and healthy 23 13.8
Others 12 6.3
Number of times a pregnant woman has to take IPTp tablets
Once 13 3.7
At least twice 220 62.9
Do not know 117 33.4
Effects of malaria on pregnant women
Anaemia 100 28.6
Death 42 12.0
Do not know 165 47.1
Nothing 2 0.6
Others 41 11.7
Effects of malaria on unborn baby
Abortion 138 39.4
Intra-uterine death 24 6.9
Low birth weight 18 5.1
Do not know 158 45.1
Others 12 3.4
Reasons for not accessing ITNS/IPTp with ease (n = 239)
Long waiting time 46 19.2
Nurses do not attend to patients—better to do each separately well 22 9.2
Stock-outs of tablets and ITNs 124 51.9
Demand for money by health workers 34 14.2
Others 13 5.4