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Table 3 Factors Influencing Delivery of IPT-SP

From: Assessing health system factors affecting access and delivery of IPTp-SP and ITN to pregnant women attending ANC clinics in Ghana

Factors Delivery of IPTp-SP When in Stock (N = 467)
Appropriate P-value
Type of facility
 District hospital 96/117 (82.1)  
 Faith-based hospital 100/116 (86.2) < 0.0001
 Health Centres 178/205 (86.8)  
 CHPS Compounds 16/29 (55.2)  
Ultrasound scan
 Available 136/169 (80.5)  
 Unavailable 254/298 (85.2) 0.183
Type of worker
 Midwife 333/394 (84.5)  
 Rotation nurse 57/73 (78.1) 0.173
ANC years of experience
  < 1 year 131/171 (76.6)  
 1-5 years 152/171 (88.9) 0.007
  > 5 years 107/125 (85.6)  
MiP Training
 Yes 261/312 (83.7) 0.907
 No 129 /155 (83.2)  
Can SP be taken on an empty stomach
 Yes (Correct) 107/128 (83.6) 0.977
 No (Incorrect) 283/339 (83.5)  
IPTp-SP can be given at 16 weeks of gestation irrespective of quickening
 Yes (Correct) 51/67 (76.1) 0.078
 No (Incorrect) 339/400 (84.8)  
Type of Pregnant woman
 First time ANC 30/49 (61.2) < 0.0001
 Continuing ANC 360/418 (86.1)  
No. of ANC attended
 Once 30/49 (61.2)  
 Twice 68/77 (88.3)  
 Thrice 74/88 (84.1) < 0.0001
 Four 69/82 (84.2)  
 Fifth-sixth 90/99 (90.9)  
 7+ times 59/72 (81.9)  
Gestational age
 16–20 weeks 64/95 (67.4)  
 21–25 weeks 71/83 (85.5) < 0.0001
 26–30 weeks 102/110 (92.7)  
 31–35 weeks 87/98 (88.8)  
 36 + weeks 66/81 (81.5)