Table 2: General characteristics by gravidity.

CharacteristicsPrimigravidae (%)Multigravidae (%)P-value for gravidity
G1 (n 196)G2-3 (n 142) G4 (n 59)

District of residence
 Kampala
70.267.466.7.97
 Wakiso
22.023.225.0
 Other7.99.48.3
Age (years)
.0001
 15–19
68.914.9
2031.185.1
Education
 Illiterate
4.47.112.5.001
 Primary
38.352.060.7
 Higher education57.240.926.8
Visit to ANC97.295.698.2.61
Recieved IPT31.649.355.7 .0001
Bednet (of any kind)65.865.975.0.38
Stillbirth3.72.0.31
LBW ( 2500 g)15.29.0.06
Anaemia ( 11 g/dL)23.222.618.3.73
Placental malaria
.035
 Active infection
19.612.510.3
 Past infection3.87.40

ANC: antenatal clinic, at least one visit during the present pregnancy.
IPT: intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment, at least one dose.
Chi-square test used. Age, stillbirth, and LBW were analysed using multigravidae as a pooled group ( G2).