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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among ANC attendees at Muhimbili National Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam in 2018

From: Magnitude of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in an urban setting in Tanzania; a cross-sectional analytic study

Characteristic Screened for GDM Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
  Yes = 107 (N/%) No = 251 (N/%)   
Glycosuria
 Yes 9 (8.4%) 4 (1.6%) 0.96 (0.880–1.053) 0.401
 No 97 (90.7%) 247 (98.4%)   
History of delivering big baby
 Yes 20 (18.7%) 25 (10%) 2.15 (1.127–4.101) 0.020
 No 87 (81.3%) 226 (90%)   
History of PIH
 Yes 16 (15%) 18 (7.2%) 2.34 (1.131–4.827) 0.021
 No 91 (85%) 233 (92.8%)   
Awareness of GDM
 Yes 67 (62.6%) 94 (37.5%) 2.79 (1.749–4.459) < 0.001
 No 40 (37.4%) 157 (62.5%)   
Partner attendance of ANC
 Yes 77 (72%) 155 (61.8%) 0.96 (0.902–1.038) 0.360
 No 29 (27.1%) 96 (38.2%)   
Family member attendance of ANC
 Yes 65 (60.7%) 124 (49.4%) 1.57 (0.993–2.504) 0.053
 No 42 (39.3%) 127 (50.6%)   
Health worker communication about GDM tests
 Yes 91 (85%) 8 (3.2%) 1.03 (0.996–1.068) 0.087
 No 15 (14%) 219 (87.3%)   
  1. Key: PIH Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, ANC Antenatal care