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Table 1 Definition of variables for the study

From: Coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) influences delivery outcomes among women with obstetric referrals at the district level in Ghana

Facility factorsIndividual factorsPregnancy and referral factorsDelivery factors
DistrictAgeParitySex of baby: male, female
Type of facility where ANC was received: Health centre, polyclinic, community clinic, CHPSHealth Insurance coverage: Yes or NoGestational age (Trimester) at first ANC visit: 1st, 2nd, rdGestational age at delivery: preterm (< 37 weeks)
Term (3740 weeks)
Post term (> 40 weeks)
Ownership of facility: Government or PrivateAgeNumber of ANC visits during pregnancy: 0, 13, 4+Any new-born complication at delivery: Yes or No
Availability of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine at pharmacy or dispensary: Yes or NoHighest educational attainment: none, primary, secondary, tertiaryHistory of previous pregnancy complication: Yes or NoAny maternal complication at developed at delivery: Yes or No
Stock-out of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine at pharmacy or dispensary within 6 months prior to study: Yes or NoMarital status: single, married, living togetherIndication for referral is Malaria: Yes or NoHaemoglobin level at delivery:
Normal (≥ 12 g/dl), mild anaemia (10.011.9 g/dl),
moderate anaemia (9.97.0 g/dl)
severe anaemia (< 7.0 g/dl)
 Employment status: Yes or NoIndication for referral is a pregnancy complication: Yes or NoBirth weight of baby:
Low birth weight (< 2.5 kg)
Normal weight (2.54.0 kg)
Big baby (> 4.0 kg)
  Dose of IPTp received during pregnancy: 0, 13, 45, > 5;
Adequate (NMCP/WHO): (5 +)/(3 +),
Inadequate (NMCP/WHO): (< 5)/(< 3)
 
  1. ANC antenatal care, IPTp intermittent presumptive treatment of malaria in pregnancy