Table 3

Knowledge on maternal health aspects

Pre-Intervention (June 2004)

Post-Intervention (Nov, 2006)


Proportion of Respondents

Female n = 138

Male n = 100

Total n = 238

Female n = 173

Male n = 69

Total n = 242


Able to mention at least three risks practices during pregnancy

52 (47.3)

58 (58%)

110 (46.2%)

89 (51.4%)

39 (55%)

128 (52.9%)


Able to identify three danger signs during pregnancy

72 (52.3%)

54 (54%)

126 (52.9%)

94 (54.3%)

42 (60.9%)

136 (56.2%)


Able to mention three complications during delivery

66 (47.8%)

41 (41%)

107 (44.9%)

92 (53.2%)

36 (52.2)

128 (52.9%)


Able to identify at least 3 practices that contributes to delay in seeking care

65 (47.1%)

52 (52%)

117 (46.6%)

95 (55.2%)

40 (58%)

135 (55.9%)


Respondents who do not believe pregnant complications are due to non-observance of tradition

32 (23.2%)

36 (36%)

68 (28.7%)

74 (42.8%)

40 (58%)

114 (47.1%)


Mushi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-14

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