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Table 3 Univariate and multivariate analyses for predictors of folic acid use in the first trimester among pregnant women at Khartoum, Sudan

From: Antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation use by pregnant women in Khartoum, Sudan

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
The variables OR 95% CI P O R 95% CI P
Age > 28.0 year 1.35 0.86-2.14 0.187 1.5 0.93-2.7 0.084
primiparae 3.4 1.9-5.9 <0.001 3.8 1.9-7.6 <0.001
Education ≥ secondary level 1.04 0.75-1.45 0.7756 0.67 0.44-1 0.068
Urban residence 0.84 0.66-1.19 0.433 1.1 0.77-1.6 0.546
Maternal job (employee) 2.37 1.56-3.6 <0.001 3.9 2.25-6.77 <0.001
antenatal care 5.7 3.2-10.2 <0.001 7.9 4.1-15 <0.001
No medical diseases 1.01 0.57-1.76 0.974 1.31 0.67-2.58 0.426