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Table 1 Characteristics of women with pregnancy in the past 5 years (n = 7647)

From: Predictors of the use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Cameroon

Characteristic N (%)
Demographics
 Age-median (IQR) 26.6 (22.0–32.4)
 Age of husband/partner-median (IQR) (n = 6417)a 35.9 (29.7–43.4)
 Relationship status
  Married 5248 (68.6)
  Living with partner 1286 (16.8)
  Widowed, divorced, or separated 482 (6.3)
  Never in union 631 (8.3)
 Polygamy (n = 7639)
  Monogamous 4603 (60.3)
  Polygamous 1605 (21)
  Don’t know 317 (4.2)
  Not married 1114 (14.6)
 Education level
  None 2020 (26.4)
  Primary school 2910 (38.1)
  Secondary school or higher 2717 (35.5)
 Education level of partner (n = 7281)
  None 1508 (20.7)
  Primary school 2238 (30.7)
  Secondary school or higher 2903 (39.9)
  Never married 632 (8.7)
 Literacy (n = 7477)
  Literate 3790 (50.7)
  Illiterate 3687 (49.3)
 Wealth quintile
  1st (poorest) 1606 (21)
  2nd 1585 (20.7)
  3rd 1542 (20.2)
  4th 1540 (20.1)
  5th (wealthiest) 1374 (18)
 Religion (n = 7555)
  Christian (catholic or protestant) 5015 (66.4)
  Muslim 1890 (25)
  Other/none 650 (8.6)
 Location of home
  Urban 3472 (45.4)
  Rural 4175 (54.6)
 Own a method of transportation (bicycle, motorcycle or car) (n = 7635)
  Yes 3066 (40.2)
  No 4569 (59.8)
 HIV status (n = 3544)
  Positive 177 (5)
  Negative 3367 (95)
 Currently pregnant
  Yes 1061 (13.9)
  No 6586 (86.1)
 Parity
  1–2 3101 (40.5)
  3–4 2117 (27.7)
  5+ 2429 (31.8)
 Number of children <5 in the household
  0 472 (6.2)
  1–2 4941 (64.6)
  3+ 2234 (29.2)
 Current contraceptive use
  Modern method 1161 (15.2)
  Traditional method 665 (8.7)
  None 5821 (76.1)
 Employment in the past 12 months (n = 7645)
  Yes 5657 (74)
  No 1988 (26)
Antenatal care
 Visited a health facility in the past 12 months (n = 7637)
  Yes 5058 (66.2)
  No 2579 (33.8)
 Antenatal care provider (at least once) (n = 7582)
  Physician 1714 (22.6)
  Nurse 4254 (56.1)
  Auxiliary nurse 507 (6.7)
  None 1107 (14.6)
 Antenatal care location (n = 7489)
  Hospital 2975 (39.7)
  Health centre 3366 (44.9)
  Home 41 (0.6)
  No ANC visits 1107 (14.8)
 Timing of initial ANC visit (n = 7609)
  First trimester 2620 (34.4)
  Second trimester 3489 (45.9)
  Third trimester 393 (5.2)
  No ANC visits 1107 (14.5)
 Number of ANC visits during pregnancy (n = 7565)
  0 1107 (14.6)
  1–2 580 (7.7)
  3 1122 (14.8)
  4+ 4756 (62.9)
Delivery location (n = 7580)
 Health facility 4952 (65.3)
 Home 2628 (34.7)
Malaria prophylaxis in pregnancy
 Have a bed net at home for sleeping (n = 7644)
  Yes 2580 (33.7)
  No 5064 (66.3)
 Slept under a bed net on the night prior to the survey
  Yes 1291 (16.9)
  No 6357 (83.1)
 Took any malaria prophylaxis medication (n = 7608)
  Yes 4686 (61.6)
  No 2922 (38.4)
 Malaria prophylaxis medication received (n = 7742)b
  Sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) 3321 (42.9)
  Quinine 691 (8.9)
  Artemether–lumefantrine 285 (3.7)
  Amodiaquine 258 (3.3)
  Chloroquine 123 (1.6)
  Other medication 242 (3.1)
  None/don’t know 2822 (36.5)
 Number of SP doses received (n = 7492)
  0 4189 (55.9)
  1 1262 (16.8)
  2 1072 (14.3)
  3+ 969 (12.9)
 Source of malaria prophylaxis medication (n = 3242)
  ANC clinic 3170 (97.8)
  Other medical clinic 32 (1)
  Other source 40 (1.2)
  1. Data adjusted for weighting, clustering and stratification
  2. a Numbers in parenthesis show the denominator for each variable due to missing data
  3. b More than one response allowed