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Table 1 The distribution of participants by socio-demographic characteristics and uptake of IPTp

From: Predictors for uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) in Tanzania

Variables % of women who took IPTp P-value
<2 doses 2+ doses
n % n %
Education
 No education 233 75.2 77 24.8  
 Primary inco 127 68.3 59 31.7 ***
 Primary comp. 599 64.5 330 35.5  
 Secondary+ 104 54.7 86 45.3  
Age groups
 15–19 157 74.4 54 25.6  
 20–24 294 68.5 135 31.5  
 25–29 263 66.1 135 33.9 **
 30–34 164 60.1 109 39.9  
 35–39 127 57.7 93 42.3  
 40–44 52 70.3 22 29.7  
 45–49 7 63.6 4 36.4  
Occupation
 Unemployed 127 58.3 91 41.7  
 Self employed 748 69.6 327 30.4 ***
 Employed 187 58.3 134 41.7  
Marital Status
 Never married 90 62.5 54 37.5  
 Divorced/Separated 80 72.1 31 27.9  
 Married 893 65.6 468 34.4  
  1. Here *, ** and *** indicate p < 0.05, p < 0.01 and p < 0.001 respectively. N = 1616. Participants missing some information on independent variables: 2 on occupation