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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants by IPTp with SP uptake

From: Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine in Malawi after adoption of updated World Health Organization policy: an analysis of demographic and health survey 2015–2016

CharacteristicN Total = 1069% women took 3+ dosesRao-Scott F-testp-value
n (%)(95%CI)
Residence
 Urban16674 (45.0)34.3–56.1F (1, 564) = 0.40060.5270
 Rural903372 (41.2)37.3–45.2  
Education
 No formal education12548 (38.6)29.1–49.1F (2.00, 1126.79) = 2.08900.1243*
 Primary699280 (40.0)35.7–44.5  
 Secondary or higher245119 (48.5)40.7–56.3  
Age group
 15–1916866 (39.5)31.4–48.2F (4.85, 2736.04) = 2.47530.0318*
 20–24356160 (45.1)38.4–52.0  
 25–29237117 (49.2)40.9–57.5  
 30–3415656 (36.0)28.5–44.3  
 35–3910834 (31.7)22.6–42.5  
 40+4413 (29.3)17.2–45.2  
Occupation
 Unemployed392173 (44.2)38.4–50.8F (1.99, 1121.60) = 2.07850.1259*
 Self-employed578224 (38.7)33.9–43.9  
 Salaried employment9950 (50.5)40.3–63.2  
Wealth
 Poorest23496 (41.3)33.6–49.4F (3.90, 2196.87) = 1.84570.1193*
 Poorer23989 (37.4)30.2–45.1  
 Middle20774 (35.7)29.0–43.1  
 Richer19996 (48.1)39.7–56.6  
 Richest19091 (48.0)38.2–57.9  
Marital status
 Married935393 (42.0)38.1–46.0F (1.97, 1113.02) = 0.40900.6617
 Divorced/separated/widowed7226 (36.4)25.2–49.3  
 Never married6228 (44.9)30.5–60.2  
Region
 Southern504208 (41.3)36.1–46.7F (1.91, 1086.69) = 0.03020.9660
 Central447188 (42.0)36.0–48.2  
 Northern11851 (43.2)34.5–52.3  
  1. weighted total frequency, weighted frequency of women who took three or more doses of IPTp-SP, *potential candidate for multivariate logistics regression because p < 0.25