Table 2

Respondents' knowledge about the signs of obstetric emergencies

Respondents' characteristics

Vaginal bleeding

Swelling

of feet

Fits

during pregnancy

Labour lasting more

than

8 hrs

High temp within 42

days after pregnancy termination


n

%

%

%

%

%


Sex

Male

340

66.2

23.2

7.7

23.8

24.4

Female

108

74.1

24.1

11.1

22.2

28.7

Age in years

15 - 24

65

66.2

21.5

7.7

24.6

23.1

25-29

101

66.3

21.8

9.9

17.8

29.7

30-34

99

72.7

27.3

10.1

29.3

30.3

35-39

101

73.3

28.7

9.9

20.8

20.8

40-54

82

59.8

15.9

3.7

25.6

22.0

Marital status

Married

428

67.8

23.4

8.9

23.6

25.9

Single/separated/widow(er)

20

75.0

25.0

0.0

20.0

15.0

Level of education

None

54

59.3

11.1

0.0

24.1

16.7

Primary

274

67.2

24.5

10.6

24.1

27.7

Secondary

90

72.2

24.4

6.7

22.2

25.6

Tertiary

30

80.0

33.3

10.0

20.0

20.0

Religion

Catholic

179

70.4

27.9

10.6

24.0

25.1

Protestant

237

64.6

19.0

6.3

21.1

23.6

Moslem

17

88.2

29.4

11.8

35.3

35.3

Others

15

73.3

33.3

13.3

40.0

46.7

Employment status‡

Unemployed/Student

137

56.9

30.0

8.5

28.5

24.6

Formal employment

46

84.8

41.3

19.6

26.1

17.4

Self-employed

265

70.9

17.0

6.8

20.8

27.6

Tribe

Mukiga

222

72.1

26.1

10.4

25.7

26.0

Munyankole

124

63.7

19.4

6.5

23.4

27.4

Omuhororo/other

102

64.7

22.6

6.9

18.6

19.6

Number of wives

One

303

66.3

23.1

8.6

22.8

24.8

More than one

37

64.9

24.3

0.0

32.4

21.6

Number of pregnancies

One

22

72.7

31.8

4.6

31.8

22.7

Two to Four

58

75.9

24.1

10.3

24.1

29.3

≥ Five

28

71.4

17.9

17.9

10.7

32.1


Key: Significance is at p-value < 0.05;

implies significance for vaginal bleeding p < 0.01, swelling of feet p < 0.001 and fits during pregnancy p < 0.05

Ogwang et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-20

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