Table 3

Community practices and support towards obstetric emergency management by County

Community practices

County

Significance (z-

test p-value)


Rujumbura

Rubabo


n = 238

n = 210


%

%


Interventions before women develop obstetric emergencies

Conducting planning for support to give women

7.1

6.7

0.843

Identification of transportation means to be used

for women

19.8

25.4

0.164

Sensitization of women on those conditions

5.0

4.8

0.891

Intervention when woman develops obstetric emergency

Taking her to health facility using stretcher

61.3

61.4

0.985

Taking her to the traditional healer

11.8

11.9

0.963

Referring her to health facility

32.4

41.4

0.047*

Mobilizing money to support her

14.3

18.1

0.273

Contacting the ambulance at health facility

1.7

5.2

0.030*


Support programmes

Rujumbura

Rubabo

Total


n

%

n

%


Community health insurance

7

9.3

8

10.1

15

Women development associations

11

14.7

6

7.6

17

Community zone saving and credit schemes

41

54.7

46

58.2

87

Community associations

12

16.0

10

12.7

22

Zone/Engozi/burial groups

4

5.3

9

11.4

13


Distance

Rujumbura

Rubabo

Overall


Distance to nearest health facility

Mean distance in km

1.8

2.2

2.0

Standard deviation

1.0

2.4

1.8

Range for distance

0.5-10.0

0.2-30.0

0.2-30.0

Distance to nearest maternity health facility§

Mean distance in km

4.2

5.9

5.0

Standard deviation

3.8

6.4

5.2

Range for distance

0.5-22.0

0.5-30.0

0.5-30.0


Key:*statistically significant at p < 0.05

§Maternity health facility includes a level III and IV health centres and hospital

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

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