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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables used in the study

From: Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in the uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Nigeria: evidence from Demographic Health Survey

  Mean or percentage
Variable
 Adequate uptake (≥ 3) of IPTp-SP during pregnancy 27.3%
Demographic variables
 Woman’s age 29.2
 Marital status
  Married 66.5%
  Others 33.5%
Socioeconomic variables
 Woman education level
  No formal education 34.6%
  Primary education 15.3%
  Secondary education 40.0%
  Higher education 10.4%
 Spouse education level
  No formal education 34.6%
  Primary education 15.6%
  Secondary education 34.1%
  Higher education 15.7%
 Wealth index
  Poorest (1) 18.6%
  Poorer (2) 20.0%
  Middle (3) 21.1%
  Richer (4) 21.1%
  Richest (5) 19.2%
 Employment status
  Woman is employed 64.6%
  Religion
   Christian 49.1%
   Muslim 50.0%
   Others 0.9%
Ecological variable
 Place of residence
  Urban residence 40.6%
 Geopolitical zone
  North-Central 18.7%
  North-East 18.4%
  North-West 24.2%
  South-East 13.3%
  South-South 12.1%
  South-West 13.3%
 Distance to a health facility
  Distance to a clinic is a big problem 27.5%
 Getting medical help for self
 Permission for self-medical help (big problem) 11.7%
Antenatal care variable
 Number of ANC visits
  ≥ 4 times 57.2%
  Sample size 12,294
  1. IPTp-SP intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine, ANC antenatal care