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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents attending ANC in Cross River State

From: Barriers to and determinants of the use of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Cross River State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Variable n (%) (95 % CI)
Age (years)
 15–24 187 (46.8) (42.8–51.8)
 25–34 183 (45.7) (40.8–50.8)
 35–49 30 (7.5) (5.1–10.5)
Mean (SD) (95 % CI) 25.2 (5.7) (24.7–25.8)
Education
 None 28 (7.0) (4.7–10.0)
 Primary 87 (21.7) (17.8–26.1)
 Secondary 226 (56.5) (51.5–61.4)
 Tertiary 59 (14.8) (11.4–18.6)
Religion
 Christianity 399 (99.7) (98.6–99.9)
 Islam 1 (0.3) (0.1–1.4)
Marital status
 Single 79 (19.7) (16.0–24.0)
 Married 310 (77.5) (73.1–81.5)
 Othersa 11 (2.8) (1.4–4.9)
Ethnicity
 Efik 119 (29.8) (25.3–34.5)
 Ibibio 145 (36.2) (31.5–41.2)
 Anang 83 (20.8) (16.9–25.1)
 Othersb 53 (13.2) (10.1–17.0)
Occupation
 None 78 (19.5) (15.3–23.7)
 Farming 53 (13.2) (10.1–17.0)
 Trading 158 (39.5) (34.7–44.5)
 Fishing 8 (2.0) (0.9–3.9)
 Civil service 66 (16.5) (13.0–20.5)
 Othersc 37 (9.3) (6.6–12.5 )
Socio-economic status
 Lowest 67 (16.8) (13.7–20.1)
 Middle low 91 (22.7) (19.3–26.5)
 Middle 82 (20.5) (17.2–24.1)
 Middle high 80 (20.0) (16.8–23.6)
 Highest 80 (20.0) (16.8–23.6)
  1. aOthers included divorced, separated and widowed
  2. bOthers included other ethnic groups other than Efik, Ibiobio and Anang
  3. cOthers included students and artisans