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Table 5 Estimates of Adjusted Odds ratios for the uptake of three or more doses of IPTp-SP

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

Characteristics N = 1069
n
Adjusted Odds Ratio (95%CI) P-value
Educationa
 No formal education 125 1  
 Primary 699 0.85 (0.52–1.39) 0.514
 Secondary or higher 245 0.95 (0.51–1.75) 0.860
Age groupa
 15–19 168 1  
 20–24 356 1.37 (0.81–2.34) 0.241
 25–29 237 1.67 (0.81–3.45) 0.166
 30–34 156 1.17 (0.51–2.69) 0.708
 35–39 108 0.97 (0.39–2.44) 0.956
 40+ 44 0.99 (0.35–2.87) 0.993
Occupationa
 Unemployed 392 1  
 Self-employed 578 0.94 (0.66–1.33) 0.730
 Employed 99 1.07 (0.60–1.93) 0.813
Wealtha
 Poorest 234 1  
 Poorer 238 0.76 (0.47–1.22) 0.260
 Middle 207 0.73 (0.46–1.18) 0.197
 Richer 199 1.06 (0.64–1.73) 0.829
 Richest 190 0.92 (0.51–1.67) 0.784
Paritya
 One child 277 1  
 Two children 244 0.99 (0.57–1.77) 0.998
 Three children 161 1.07 (0.55–2.06) 0.842
 Four children 132 0.85 (0.36–1.99) 0.711
 Five or more children 254 0.73 (0.32–1.66) 0.452
Timing of 1st ANC visit*
 2nd trimester 753 1  
 1st trimester 222 0.85 (0.56–1.29) 0.453
 3rd trimester 94 0.60 (0.29–1.23) 0.164
Number of ANC visits*
 4+ 500 1  
 3 413 0.71 (0.49–1.02) 0.060
 1–2 156 0.12 (0.06–0.21) <0.001
  1. aInitial multiple logistic regression; weighted total frequency, weighted frequency for each categorical variable, *second multiple logistic regression