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Table 3 Bivariable and multivariable analysis of factors associated with IPTp2 uptake

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

Variable Category IPTp2 uptake frequency (%) COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
Yes (n = 147) No (n = 203)
Education Primary and below 115 (78.2) 168 (82.8) 0.75 (0.44–1.29)  
Above primary 32 (21.8) 35 (17.2) 1.0  
Marital status Married 127 (86.4) 24 (87.2) 0.93 (0.50–1.74)  
Not married 20 (13.6) 26 (12.8) 1.0  
Parity <3 44 (29.9) 69 (34.0) 1.0  
>5 41 (27.9) 56 (27.6) 1.15 (0.66–2.01)  
3–5 62 (44.3) 78 (55.7) 1.24 (0.75–2.00)  
Employment Farmer 129 (87.8) 177 (83.7) 1.39 (0.75–2.58)  
Other jobsa 18 (12.2) 33 (16.3) 1.0  
Distance to health facility (km) >5 75 (51.0) 117 (57.6) 0.77 (0.50–1.17)  
<5 72 (49.0) 86 (42.4) 1.0  
Knowledgeable on IPTp use Yes 51 (40.5) 44 (19.6) 2.75 (1.76–4.28)** 2.48 (1.53–4.02)**
No 75 (59.5) 180 (80.4) 1.0  
Ease of access of IPTp Yes 129 (87.8) 157 (77.3) 2.10 (1.16–3.80)** 1.71(0.89–3.30)
No 18 (12.2) 46 (22.7) 1.0  
Perceived susceptibility to malaria Yes 135 (91.8) 175 (86.2) 1.80 (0.88–3.67)  
No 12 (8.2) 28 (13.8) 1.0  
Served with water Yes 125 (85.0) 115 (56.7) 4.35 (2.56–7.40)** 3.63 (2.06–6.39)**
No 22 (15.0) 88 (43.3) 1.0  
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. * p < 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01
  3. aOther jobs include civil servants, business and traditional healer