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Table 1 List of variables measured

From: Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey to assess uptake of the new sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine five dose policy in Ghana

Variables Operational definitions Type of variable
Outcome variable
 Uptake of IPTp-SP Doses of SP received during pregnancy Binary variable
Independent
 Socio-demographic, characteristics
  Age The age in years of the woman Continuous variable
  Marital status Married or not married Categorical variable
  Level of education Stage of education attained Categorical variable
  Occupation Self employed or government employed or unemployed Categorical variable
  Number of children The number of live births of the woman Continuous variable
  Number of ANC visits The number of visits to ANC during last pregnancy Continuous variable
  Gestational age at first dose of SP Stage of pregnancy in weeks at receiving first dose of SP Continuous variable
  Gestational age at first ANC visit Stage of pregnancy in weeks at first ANC visit Continuous variable
  Where did you get SP drug? Place where SP was dispensed to pregnant woman Categorical variable
  Was the drug taken under a Nurse’s observation? Taking SP under supervision of health worker Binary variable
  How many tablets did you swallow Number of tablets of SP swallowed per dose Categorical variable
  Stopped folic acid whiles taking SP Suspension of folic acid whiles taking SP Binary variable
  Stock level of SP The quantity of SP tablets in stock Continuous variable
  Stock outs of SP The number of days that drug was not available at the facility Continuous variable
  Source of SP The place of procurement of SP drug Categorical variable
  Frequency of issue of SP The number of times of issue of drug to ANC Continuous variable
  Challenges of stocking of SP The problems associated with procurement of SP Binary variable