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Table 3 Socio-demographic and antenatal care factors associated with screening among antenatal women attending hospitals in Brong Ahafo region

From: Factors associated with syphilis screening uptake among pregnant women in health facilities in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

Characteristic Total (N=290) Not syphilis screened n (%) Syphilis screened n (%) P-value
Age group (years)     0.516
15-19 41 34 (82.9) 7 (17.1)  
20-29 225 173 (76.9) 52 (23.1)  
30-49 120 89 (74.2) 31 (23.3)  
Religion     0.599
Christianity 291 221 (76.0) 70 (24.1)  
Islam 96 76 (79.2) 20 (20.8)  
Traditional 2 2 (100.0) 0 (00.0)  
Marital status     
Single 85 65 (76.5) 20 (23.5) 0.634
Married 302 232 (96.8) 70 (23.2)  
Divorced/separated 3 3 (100) 0 (00.0)  
Educational status     0.001
Primary/none 86 73 (84.9) 13 (15.1)  
JHS 56 48 (85.7) 8 (14.3)  
SHS 153 101 (66.0) 52 (34.0)  
Tertiary 94 77 (81.9) 17 (18.1)  
Employment     0.001
Housewife/unemployed 88 68 (77.3) 20 (22.7)  
Farmer 51 45 (88.2) 6 (11.8)  
Trader 131 87 (66.4) 44 (33.6)  
Artisan 82 64 (78.1) 18 (21.9)  
Professional 38 36 (94.7) 2 (5.26)  
Gestational age     <0.001
1st trimester 51 50 (98.0) 1 (2.0)  
2nd trimester 127 105 (82.7) 22 (17.3)  
Third trimester 207 142 (68.60) 65 (31.4)  
Parity     0.252
None 125 96 (76.8) 29 (23.2)  
1-3 218 163 (74.8) 55 (25.2)  
4+ 44 44 (86.4) 6 (13.6)  
ANC in a previous pregnancy     0.693
Yes 284 217 (76.41) 67 (23.6)  
No 106 83 (78.3) 23 (21.7)  
know syphilis and ANC screening     0.467
Yes 116 208 (75.9) 66 (24.1)  
No 274 92 (79.3) 24 (20.7)  
District     <0.001
Kintampo 125 110 (88.0) 15 (12.0)  
Techiman 265 190 (76.9) 75 (28.3)  
Received ANC at:     <0.001
Private hospital 139 128 (92.1) 11 (7.9)  
Public hospital 251 172 (68.5) 79 (31.5)  
Which hospital do you attend ANC     <0.001
Mount Olive 29 28 (96.6) 1 (3.4)  
Ahamadiya 53 49 (92.5) 7 (7.5)  
OpokuAgyemang 57 51 (89.5) 6 (10.5)  
Kintampo 125 110 (88.0) 15 (12.0)  
Holy family 126 62 (49.2) 64 (50.8)  
Ever Received syphilis education in this pregnancy?     <0.001
No 306 248 (81.1) 58 (18.9)  
Yes 84 52 (61.9) 32 (38.1)  
Syphilis talk during this visit?     0.007
No 311 248 (79.7) 63 (20.3)  
Yes 78 51 (63.4) 27 (34.6)  
Will you request for syphilis screening?     0.001
No 231 191 (82.7) 40 (17.3)  
Yes 157 108 (68.8) 49 (31.2)  
Total screened    89 (23.1, 95% CI=19.0-27.6)  
  1. Bivariate associations determined by chi-square tests at 5% Significance level.