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Table 4 Relationship between ANC characteristics, socio-demographic characteristics and IPTp-SP uptake among recently delivered women

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 Frequency IPTp-SP uptake (%) p value
(n = 255) <3 doses ≥3 doses
Gestational age at first ANC
 First trimester 105 6.67 93.33  
 Second trimester 126 9.52 90.48 <0.001
 Third trimester 24 54.17 45.83  
Number of ANC visits
 <4 29 44.28 51.72 <0.001
 ≥4 226 7.96 92.04  
Gestational age at first dose of SP
 16 53 0.00 100  
 17–24 165 6.67 93.33 <0.001*
 25–36 34 52.94 47.06  
Number of children
 1–2 175 10.29 89.71  
 3–4 72 16.67 83.33 0.16*
 5–7 8 25.00 82.5  
Marital status
 Married 211 11.37 88.63 0.22
 Single 44 18.18 81.82  
Educational level
 No formal education 29 10.34 89.66  
 Basic education 114 17.54 82.46 0.22*
 Secondary education 80 8.75 91.25  
 Tertiary 32 6.25 93.75  
Occupation
 Employed 208 11.54 88.46 0.31
 Unemployed 47 17.02 82.98  
Age group
 15–19 10 10 90  
 20–29 166 15.06 84.94 0.44*
 30–39 73 8.22 91.78  
 40–47 6 0.00 100  
Weight of child at birth (kg)
 <2.5 15 60 40 <0.001
 ≥2.5 240 9.58 90.42  
  1. IPTp-SP intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulphadoxine pyrimethamine, n number of respondents
  2. * Fischer’s exact value