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Table 1 Clinical and socio-demographic profile of study women

From: Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection among pregnant women at first antenatal visit in post-Ebola Monrovia, Liberia

Variables n (%)
Age (in years) range (n  = 191)
 ≤ 17 7 (3.7%)
 18–25 65 (34.0%)
 26–35 92 (48.2%)
 ≥ 36 27 (14.1%)
 Mean (SD) 27.3 (6.10)
Anaemia (n  = 193)
 Normal range (≥ 11 mg/dL) 113 (58.5%)
 Anaemia (< 11 mg/dL) 80 (41.5%)
 Mean haemoglobin levels (SD) 11.2 (1.42)
Gravidity (n = 194)
 Primigravidae 141 (27.3%)
 Multigravidae 53 (72.7%)
Gestational age (n  = 186)
 Mean (SD) 17.7 (7.14)
Fever (n  = 188)
 No 182 (96.8%)
 Yes, ≥ 38 °C at point of enrolment 6 (3.2%)
Anti-malarial use (n  = 195)
 Not in the current pregnancy 140 (71.8%)
 Yes in the current pregnancy 55 (28.2%)
Tuberculosis (n  = 195)
 Not on TB treatment 193 (99.0%)
 Self-reported on TB treatment 2 (1.0%)
HIV (n  = 167)
 Confirmed negative test 162 (97.0%)
 Confirmed positive test 5 (3.0%)
Syphilis (n  = 160)
 Confirmed negative test 159 (99.4%)
 Confirmed positive test 1 (0.6%)
ITN (n  = 195)
 Did not use an ITN the preceding night 139 (71.3%)
 Slept under an ITN the preceding night 56 (28.7%)
Education completed (n  = 186)
 None 25 (14.6%)
 Primary 24 (14.0%)
 Secondary 97 (56.7%)
 Tertiary/college 1 (0.6%)
 University 17 (9.9%)
Current occupation (n  = 194)
 Professional/technological 12 (7.0%)
 Sales/services: self-employed 62 (36.3%)
 Sales/services: salaried 12 (7.0%)
 Skilled/unskilled manual 14 (8.2%)
 Clerical 4 (2.3%)
 Student (no other paid occupation) 43 (25.2%)
 Unemployed 23 (13.5%)
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