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Table 4 Analysis of factors associated with higher mean peripheral parasite density among delivering women in the health facility survey

From: Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment and pregnancy outcomes: health facilities and community surveys in Chókwè district, southern Mozambique

Potential factors Mean Coefficient Coefficient
Parasite density ± SD 95% CI P value 95% CI P value
Age (years)
 < 20 8276 ± 19,958 6495 [507–12,483] 0.034 − 2089 [− 10,606 to 6428] 0.627
 ≥ 20 1781 ± 8980 Ref.   Ref.  
Gravidity
 Primigravidae (1) 9473 ± 21,336 8952 [3122–14,782] 0.003 9832 [1572–18,093] 0.020
 Multigravidae (≥ 2) 520 ± 1526 Ref.   Ref.  
Residence location
 Urban 4299 ± 14,209 Ref.    
 Rural 5178 ± 16,642 878 [− 5394 to 7152] 0.782
Education
 None/primary school 5742 ± 17,126 2176 [− 3893 to 8247] 0.478
 Secondary/high school 3565 ± 12,937 Ref.    
IPTp-SP receipt
 < 3 doses 4991 ± 16,174 − 819 [− 6948 to 5309] 0.791
 ≥ 3 doses 4171 ± 13,767 Ref.    
Bed net use
 Yes 4366 ± 14,784 Ref.    
 No 8703 ± 20,521 4337 [− 8323 to 16,997] 0.498
  1. SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval, Ref. reference category
  2. Significant P values are presented in italics