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Table 5 Bivariate analysis on factors associated with timely uptake of a second dose of SP (n = 438)

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

Variable Total received second dose of SP (n = 438) Timely uptake second dose of SP (n = 400) OR (95 % CI) P value
No. (%)
Age (years)
14–17 7 7 (100) 1  
18–35 385 353 (91.7) 0.61 (0.24–1.53) 0.29
36–44 46 40 (87.0) 0.01 (0.00–1.03) 0.99
Marital status
Not married 82 73 (89.0) 1  
Married 356 327 (91.9) 1.39 (0.63–3.06) 0.41
Level of education
No formal 40 38 (95.0) 1  
Primary school 290 265 (91.4) 0.83 (0.39–1.75) 0.33
Secondaryschool/college 108 97 (89.8) 0.46 (0.09–2.19) 0.44
Occupation
Farmer 157 150 (95.5) 1  
Petty business women 207 185 (89.4) 0.86 (0.38–1.96) 0.72
Business women 74 65 (87.8) 0.34 (0.12–1.94) 0.08
Visit (weeks of gestation)
Late >18 weeks 321 290 (90.3) 1  
Early ≤18 weeks 117 110 (94.0) 1.68 (0.71–3.93) 0.24
Availability of SP
No 8 6 (75.0) 1  
Yes 430 394 (95.5) 3.64 (0.71–18.73) 0.12
Time of walking to health facility
>60 9 7 (77.8) 1  
31–60 133 121 (91) 1.34 (0.06–1.86) 0.15
≤30 (minutes) 296 272 (91.9) 1.38 (0.61–1.57) 0.21
Influence to make visit
Friends/radio 15 14 (93.3) 1  
Husband 79 69 (87.3) 0.42 (0.97–2.07) 0.07
Self 344 317 (92.2) 1.12 (0.51–4.47) 0.09
Parity
0 145 131 (90.3) 1  
1–3 271 251 (92.6) 1.08 (0.14–1.62) 0.24
4+ 22 18 (81.8) 0.35 (0.11–1.61 0.08
Gravity
Primigravidae 307 283 (92.2) 1  
Secondigravidae/Multigravidae 131 117 (89.3) 0.41 (0.37–2.82) 0.33