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Table 3 Factors associated to IPTp use for malaria control in pregnancy using bivariate and multivariate analysis

From: Factors associated to the use of insecticide treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Cameroon

Factors IPT use (%) IPT Non users (%) Significant Multivariate analysis
OR (95 % CI) p-value
Gravidity Primigravid 94(36.3) 3(9.1) χ2 = 10.463 5.04(0.69-37.10) 0.112
Secundigravid 76(29.3) 16(48.5) P = 0.005 0.41(0.11-1.56) 0.190
Multigravid 89(34.4) 14(42.4) REF  
Age <20 19(7.3) 3(9.1) χ2 = 3.949 NA  
21-25 92(35.5) 6(18.2) P = 0.139 NA  
>25 148(57.1) 24(72.4) NA  
Occupation Students/unemployed 88(34) 4(12.1) χ2 = 8.135 1.64(0.28-9.67) 0.586
Business 79(30.5) 11(33.3) P = 0.043 4.31(0.85-21.86) 0.079
Civil servants 50(19.3) 8(24.2) 0.51(0.07-3.92) 0.520
House wife/farmers 42(16.2) 10(30.3) REF  
Educational level Primary 49(19.4) 12(36.4) χ2 = 11.749 0.23(0.02-2.14) 0.195
Secondary/high 108(42.9) 18(54.5) P = 0.003 0.26(0.05-1.46) 0.126
Tertiary 95(37.7) 3(9.1) REF  
Trimester of pregnancy Second 120(46.3) 30(90.9) χ2 = 23.283 0.25(0.06-1.13) 0.071
Third 139(53.7) 3(9.1) P = 0.000 REF  
Number of ANC visits One 5(1.9) 22(66.7) Χ2 = 148.08 0.006(0.00-0.04) 0.001
Twice 81(31.3) 7(21.2) P = 0.000 0.39(0.10-1.56) 0.181
Thrice or more 173(66.8) 4(12.1) REF  
  1. Where NA means not applicable and REF means reference group use for comparison