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Table 3 Cultural characteristics 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 doses 95% CI 3+ doses 95% CI
Permission to go to HFa
 Small problem 410 287 (70.0) 65.3–74.3 123 (30.0) 25.7–34.6
 Big problem 16 12 (75.0) 48.2–90.6 4 (25.0) 9.4–51.8
Need for spouse escort to HF
 Small problem 276 212 (76.8) 71.4–81.4 64 (23.2) 18.6–28.6
 Big problem 150 87 (58) 49.9–65.7 63 (42.0) 34.3–50.1
Timing of 1st ANC visit
 2nd trimester 284 198 (69.7) 64.1–74.8 86 (30.3) 25.2–35.9
 1st trimester 92 56 (60.9) 50.5–70.4 36 (39.1) 29.6–49.5
 3rd trimester 50 45 (90.0) 77.9–95.8 5 (10.0) 4.2–22.1
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