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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia and malaria among pregnant women at first clinic visit in the mount Cameroon Area

Characteristic (N) Category Value (%(n))
Age group (years) (301) ≤20 30.6 (92)
21–25 32.8 (98)
>25 36.9 (111)
Gravidity status (300) Primigravid 28.3 (85)
Secundigravid 32.7 (98)
Multigravid 39.0 (117)
Marital status (299) Single 32.1 (96)
Married 67.9 (203)
Employment status (298) Employed 51.0 (152)
Unemployed 49.0 (146)
Monthly income (USD) (282) <60 62.4 (176)
60–100 27.3 (77)
>100 10.3 (29)
Trimester of first visit (301) First 5.7 (17)
Second 58.1 (175)
Third 36.2 (109)
Type of first clinic visit (300) Unscheduled 16.0 (48)
Scheduled 84.0 (252)
Level of Education (295) Primary 41.0 (121)
Secondary 47.5 (140)
Tertiary 11.5 (34)
House surrounding (291) Vegetation/standing water 39.2 (114)
Absence 60.8 (177)
Reported fever history (298) Yes 17.4 (52)
No 82.6 (246)
Anaemia status (285) Anaemic 57.2 (163)
Non-anaemic 42.8 (122)
HIV prevalence (303) Yes 5.9 (18)
Reported IPTp-SP uptake (299) Yes 11.6 (35)
No 87.1 (264)
ITN ownership (296) Yes 68.9 (204)
No 31.1 (92)
ITN usage (204) Yes 48.5 (99)
No 51.5 (105)