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Table 2 Predictors of piperaquine (PQ) exposure

From: Variable piperaquine exposure significantly impacts protective efficacy of monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the prevention of malaria in Ugandan children

  N Mean adherence score (SD) Unadjusted P value Adjusteda P value
Gender
 Male 40 1.02 (0.64) Ref Ref
 Female 47 1.11 (0.76) 0.55 0.57
Location of residencea
 Rural 79 1.04 (0.70) Ref Ref
 Town 6 1.13 (0.97) 0.76 0.98
Maternal age in years
 16 to <22 25 1.02 (0.67) Ref Ref
 22 to <36 53 1.02 (0.72) 0.99 0.98
 36 to <45 9 1.46 (0.66) 0.11 0.09
House constructionb
 Non-ideal home 75 1.01 (0.71) Ref Ref
 Ideal home 10 1.33 (0.65) 0.18 0.23
Primary caregiver educationb
 Primary school or less 74 1.03 (0.71) Ref Ref
 More than primary school 11 1.11 (0.72) 0.73 0.89
  1. aAll covariates included in multivariate model
  2. b2 children with unknown location of residence, housing construction, and primary caregiver education