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Table 2 Distribution of participants by uptake of IPTp and the potential factors affecting uptake (Chi-Square)

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

Variable % of women who took IPTp P-value
<2 doses 2+ doses
n % n %
Wealth Index
 Poorest 212 72.4 81 27.6  
 Poorer 249 66.4 126 33.6  
 Middle 233 71.7 92 28.3 ***
 Richer 223 68.0 105 32.0  
 Richest 146 49.8 147 50.2  
Zones
 Eastern 99 44.8 122 55.2 ***
 Western 97 67.4 47 32.6  
 Southern 34 57.6 25 42.4  
 S Highlands 99 57.6 73 42.4  
 SW Highlands 108 70.1 46 29.9  
 Central 106 69.3 47 30.7  
 Northern 74 59.2 51 40.8  
 Lake 411 77.3 121 22.7  
 Zanzibar 36 64.3 20 35.7  
Parity
 No child 11 42.3 15 57.7  
 One child 315 58.9 220 41.1 ***
 Two Children 397 65.3 211 34.7  
 3+ Children 340 76.4 105 23.6  
1st ANC Visit ***
 1st trimester 149 55.8 118 44.2  
 2nd trimester 733 65.1 393 34.9  
 3rd trimester 182 81.6 41 18.4  
Ever heard about IPTp
 Yes 555 60.0 370 40.0  
 No 508 73.5 183 26.5 ***
Dose Source
 Antenatal visit 498 50.3 492 49.7 ***
 Other source 566 90.4 60 9.6  
  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 wealth & 2 on parity