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Table. 1 Baseline characteristics and information about malaria among pregnant women (n = 200)

From: Predictors of knowledge and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for the prevention of malaria among the pregnant women in Pakistan

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age
 < 20 years 17 8.5
 20–25 44 22
 26 and above 139 69.5
Education
 Uneducated 145 72.5
 10 year 42 21
 12 years and above 13 6.5
Number of living children
 1–2 27 13.5
 3–4 117 58.5
 5 and above 56 28
Death of a newborn
 Yes 44 22
 No 156 78
Age at marriage
 18 and below 154 77
 19 and above 46 23
Type of household
 Mud house 161 80.5
 Brick house 39 19.5
Number of rooms
 1–2 51 25.5
 3–4 149 74.5
Owns a mobile phone
 Yes 75 37.5
 No 125 62.5
Source of drinking water
 A well outside home 120 60
 A well inside home 49 24.5
 Handpump 31 15.5
Type of latrine
 Open 76 38
 Pit Latrine 123 61.5
 Flush 1 0.5
Mode of sewage drainage in house
 Open sewers 97 48.5
 Underground sewers 27 13.5
 In open pond 49 24.5
 No sewerage system 27 13.5
Income (PKR)
 5000–10,000 183 91.5
 11,000–20,000 17 8.5
Antenatal checkup
 Yes 184 92
 No 16 8
No. of antenatal visits
 1 15 7.5
 2 95 47.5
 3 38 19
 4 36 18
 Did not answer 16 8
ANC counseling on malaria
 Yes 59 29.5
 No 141 70.5
Malaria during any previous pregnancy
 Yes 42 21
 No 158 79
Malaria during the current pregnancy
 Yes 3 1.5
 No 197 98.5