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Table 2 Socio- demographic characteristics of the study respondents (n = 4111)

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

Socio-demographic variable Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (years)
 15–19 480 11.7
 20–24 1124 27.3
 25–29 978 23.8
 30–34 715 17.4
 35–39 518 12.6
 40–44 245 6
 45–49 51 1.2
Marital status
 Never in union 311 7.6
 In union 3413 83
 No longer in union 387 9.4
Education level   
 No formal education 795 19.3
 Primary 2450 59.6
 Secondary +  866 21.1
Place of residence
 Urban 991 24.1
 Rural 3120 75.9
Wealth index status
 Poorest 927 22.5
 Poorer 828 20.1
 Middle 780 19
 Richer 888 21.6
 Richest 688 16.7
Occupation
 Unemployed 818 19.9
 Self-employed 2113 51.4
 Employed 1180 28.7
Geographic zone
 Western 408 10
 Northern 306 7.4
 Central 420 10.2
 Southern highlands 280 6.8
 Southern 151 3.7
 South west highlands 457 11.1
 Lake 1128 27.4
 Eastern 373 9.1
 Zanzibar 588 14.3
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