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Table 4 Multivariate analysis on factors associated with timely uptake of the first dose of SP (n = 508)

From: Determinants of timely uptake of ITN and SP (IPT) and pregnancy time protected against malaria in Bukoba, Tanzania

Variable AOR (95 CI  %) P value
Visit (weeks of gestation)
Late >18 weeks 1  
Early ≤18 weeks 2.59 (1.51–4.46) 0.001
Availability of SP
No 1  
Yes 4.63 (2.51–8.54) <0.0001
Gravity
Primigravidae 1  
Secondgravidae/multigravidae 1.16 (0.99–1.59) 0.07
Influence to make a visit
Friends/radio 1  
Husband 1.42 (0.97–2.07) 0.39
Self 1.17 (0.51–4.47) 0.69