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Table 2 Relationship between women’s characteristics and ever checked blood pressure during pregnancy

From: Factors associated with blood pressure check-up during pregnancy among women of reproductive age in Tanzania: an analysis of data from 2015—16 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicators Survey

Variables Ever Checked Never Checked X2 P-value
n (%) n (%)
Place of residence
 Urban 1593 (88) 218 (12)   
 Rural 3404 (66.6) 1709 (33.4) 304.553  < 0.001
Age group
 15 – 19 340 (62.8) 201 (37.2)   
 20 – 34 3319 (72.8) 1238 (27.20)   
 35 – 49 1338 (73.3) 488 (26.7) 25.521  < 0.001
Educational level
 No education 823 (61.9) 506 (38.1)   
 Primary education 2922 (69.4) 1287 (30.6)   
 Secondary education 1193 (90.0) 133 (10)   
 Higher education 59 (98.3) 1 (1.7) 314.868  < 0.001
Parity
 Para one 1165 (73) 430 (27)   
 Para 2 – 4 2362 (74.9) 792 (25.1)   
 Para 5 +  1470 (67.6) 705 (32.4) 34.964  < 0.001
ANC booking
 Late booking 3746 (70.2) 1592 (29.8)   
 Early booking 1251 (78.9) 335 (21.1) 46.094  < 0.001
Wealth index
 Poor 1586 (58) 1148 (42)   
 Middle 923 (67.7) 440 (32.3)   
 Rich 2488 (88) 339 (12) 639.450  < 0.001
Marital status
 Never in union 325 (73.7) 116 (26.3)   
 Married 4075 (72.1) 1575 (27.9)   
 Widow 88 (73.9) 31 (26.1)   
 Separated 509 (71.3) 205 (28.7) 0.981 0.806
Mainland/Zanzibar
 Mainland Urban 1405 (86.8) 213 (13.2)   
 Mainland Rural 2676 (61.4) 1681 (38.6)   
 Unguja (Zanzibar Island) 575 (96.8) 19 (3.2)   
 Pemba (Pemba Island) 341 (96.1) 14 (3.9) 704.290  < 0.001