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Adherence to intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy in urban Kano, northern Nigeria.
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PMID:  23182135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malaria in pregnancy is associated with substantial risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The uptake of preventive antimalarials is low in malaria endemic countries, including Nigeria. Using a crosssectional study design, we assessed factors associated with uptake and adherence to intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) among antenatal attendees in primary health centers in Kano, northern Nigeria (n5239). A total of 137 respondents (57.3%) reported receiving preventive antimalarials, but only 88 respondents (36.8%) [95% confidence interval (CI): 30.7–43.3%] reported ingesting pills in the clinic under supervision. Factors associated with adherence to IPTp after adjustment for potential confounding included: advanced maternal age [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) (95%CI)52.1 (1.3–6.37)], higher educational attainment [AOR (95%CI)53.2 (1.32–6.72)], higher parity [AOR (95%CI)51.6 (1.07–3.94)], lower gestational age at booking [AOR (95% CI)51.72 (1.24–3.91)], and use of insecticidetreated nets [AOR (95%CI)52.03 (1.13–3.26)]. There is a need for strengthening health systems and addressing cultural factors that impede efforts at expanding coverage of malaria prevention strategies in Nigeria.
Zubairu Iliyasu; Auwalu Umar Gajida; Hadiza S Galadanci; Isa Sadeeq Abubakar; Abdullahi Suleiman Baba; Abubakar M Jibo; Muktar H Aliyu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathogens and global health     Volume:  106     ISSN:  2047-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathog Glob Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  2013-05-01     Revised Date:  2014-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101583421     Medline TA:  Pathog Glob Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chemoprevention / methods*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Malaria / prevention & control*
Medication Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / prevention & control*
Young Adult

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