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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants by IPTp uptake

From: Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) among postpartum women in Zomba District, Malawi: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic N (Total = 426) % of women who took IPTp
≤2 dosesa 95% CI 3+ dosesb 95% CI
n (%) n (%)
Zone
 Urban 233 139 (59.7) 53.2–65.8 94 (40.3) 34.2–46.8
 Rural 193 160 (82.9) 76.9–87.6 33 (17.1) 12.4–23.1
Education
 No formal education/junior primary 194 130 (67.0) 60.0–73.3 64 (33.0) 26.7–39.9
 Senior primary 125 97 (77.6) 69.4–84.1 28 (22.4) 15.9–30.
 Secondary/tertiary 107 72 (67.3) 57.8–75.6 35 (32.7) 24.4–42.2
Age group
 15–24 201 146 (72.6) 66.0–78.4 55 (27.4) 21.6–33.9
 25–34 176 114 (64.8) 57.4–71.5 62 (35.2) 28.5–42.6
 35+ 49 39 (79.6) 65.9–88.7 10 (20.4) 11.3–34.1
Occupation
 Unemployed 307 228 (74.3) 69.1–78.9 79 (25.7) 21.1–30.9
 Self-employed 104 64 (61.5) 51.8–70.4 40 (38.5) 29.6–48.2
 Employed 15 7 (46.7) 23.4–71.5 8 (53.3) 28.5–76.6
Marital status
 Married 382 272 (71.2) 66.4–75.5 110 (28.8) 24.5–33.6
 Divorced/separated/widowed 19 10 (52.6) 30.5–73.8 9 (47.4) 26.2–69.5
 Never married 25 17 (68.0) 47.3–83.4 8 (32.0) 16.6–52.7
Religion
 CCAPc/7th dayd/Baptist 112 70 (62.5) 53.1–71.0 42 (37.5) 28.9–46.9
 Other Christian 134 102 (76.1) 68.1–82.6 32 (23.9) 17.4–31.9
 Catholic/Anglican 93 65 (69.9) 59.8–78.4 28 (30.1) 21.6–40.2
 Muslim/other religions 87 62 (71.3) 60.8–79.8 25 (28.7) 20.2–39.2
Tribe
 Nyanja 106 85 (80.2) 71.4–86.8 21 (19.8) 13.2–28.6
 Chewa 107 69 (64.5) 54.9–73.0 38 (35.5) 26.9–45.1
 Lomwe 102 75 (73.5) 64.1–81.2 27 (26.5) 18.8–35.9
 Other 111 70 (63.1) 53.7–71.6 41 (36.9) 28.4–46.3
  1. auptake of two or less doses of IPTp-SP
  2. buptake of three or more doses of IPTp-SP
  3. cChurch of Central Africa Presbyterian
  4. dSeventh Day Adventist