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Table 1 List of explanatory variables

From: Correlates of uptake of optimal doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for prevention of malaria during pregnancy in East-Central Uganda

NoVariable nameCategories and definition
1DistrictBugiri, Iganga, Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Kaliro, Namutumba, Buyende, Luuka and Namayingo
2ResidenceUrban or rural
3Marital statusNever married, currently in union, formerly in union
4ReligionCatholic, Anglican, Muslim, Others. Others: combined 7th day Adventists, pentecostals, born-agains and a few whose religious denominations could not be classified
5Sex of the household headMale or female
6Mother’s age15-19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35 and above years
7Mothers educationNo education, primary education, secondary or higher education
8Parity1 or 2 pregnancies, 3 or 4 pregnancies, 5 or more pregnancies. Parity was defined as the total number of children ever born
9Partner’s ageUnder 25, 25–35, 35 and above years. A partner was the father of the child or husband to the woman.
10Partner’s education levelNo education, primary education, secondary or higher education
Socio economic
11Wealth indexPoorest, poor, middle, richer, richest
12Ownership of television (TV) set or radioYes or no
13Employment statusUnemployed, employed in agriculture, employed in a non-agriculture setting
Malaria prevention and healthcare utilization
14Possession of a bed netYes or no
15Bed net utilizationYes or no
16Fever during pregnancyYes or no
17Dwelling sprayed with a mosquito insecticide in the last 6 monthsYes or no
18Decision maker on seeking healthWoman alone, woman and partner, woman not involved
19ANC providerHospital, lower level health center
20Timing of 1st ANC visitEarly (first trimester) or late (second and third trimesters)
21Number of ANC visitsLess than 4 visits or at least 4 visits
22Perceived distance to the health facilityProblem or not a problem