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Preventing malaria during pregnancy: factors determining the use of insecticide-treated bednets and intermittent preventive therapy in Juba

Robert P. Napoleon, Amwayi S. Anyangu, Jared Omolocan, Juliet R. Ongus

Abstract


The study was carried out among 334 pregnant and newly delivered women seen at Juba Teaching Hospital in 2009. The objective was to assess the coverage of insecticide-treated bed-nets (ITN) and Intermittent Preventive Therapy (IPT) among these women and the factors associated with their use. Overall 87% of the women used ITN and 61% used IPT. ITN use was positively associated with buying nets, indoor spraying of insecticide and higher household income. IPT use was positively associated with more frequent antenatal clinic visits, indoor spraying and buying ITN.




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