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Table 1 Variables extracted and used for this study

From: Predictors for the uptake of optimal doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in Tanzania: further analysis of the data of the 2015–2016 Tanzania demographic and health survey and malaria indicator survey

Variable Definition Categories
Outcome variable
 Uptake of IPTp-SP Three or more doses of doses of IPTp-SP is optimal  < 3 doses
 ≥ 3 doses (optimal)
Explanatory variables
 Age Woman’s age group 15–19
20–24
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
 Marital status Woman’s marital union status Never in union
In union
No longer in union
 Education level Woman’s highest level of education No formal education
Primary education
Secondary education and beyond
 Place of residence Area or place where a woman was residing Urban
Rural
 Occupation Woman’s occupation Unemployed
Self-employed
Employed
 Wealth index status Household’s wealth index from which a woman is coming Poorest
Poor
Middle
Rich
Richest
 Parity Number of live births that a woman had ever had 1
2
3 + 
 Timing of 1st ANC visit Gestational age (pregnancy) age in months at which a woman visited ANC for first time First trimester
Second trimester
Third trimester
 Number of ANC visits Number of ANC visits a pregnant women made during her gestation period 01-Mar
4 + 
 Type of facility for ANC visit Type of ownership of a facility (Government or non-government) that a woman was attending for ANC Non-government
Government
 Geographical zone Geographical zone from which a woman was residing Western
Northern
Central
Southern highlands
Southern
South west highlands
Lake
Eastern
Zanzibar