Table 4

Maternal health problems experienced at home within 10 days of birth
Health problem Pre intervention (N = 741) Post intervention (N = 725) (95% CI) † pvalue (adjusted)
Fever/high temperature 90 (12.1%) 72 (9.9%) 0.806 (0.571, 1.140) NS
Excessive vaginal bleeding 53 (7.2%) 46 (6.3%) 0.871 (0.566, 1.341) NS
Offensive vaginal loss 25 (3.4%) 10 (1.4%) 0.369 (0.169, 0.807) 0.012
Severe or persistent headache 81 (10.9%) 78 (10.8%) 0.990 (0.699, 1.401) NS
Perineal pain 215 (29.0%) 188 (25.9%) 1.091 (0.829, 1.436) NS
Haemorrhoids 164 (22.1%) 150 (20.7%) 0.994 (0.761, 1.298) NS
Constipation 232 (31.3%) 185 (25.5%) 0.719 (0.560, 0.925) 0.010
Difficulty passing urine 45 (6.1%) 26 (3.6%) 0.580 (0.342, 0.986) 0.044
Caesarean wound problems 46 (22.0%) 49 (20.3%) 0.983 (0.612, 1.579) NS
Backache 251 (33.9%) 217 (29.9%) 0.860 (0.682, 1.085) NS
Mastitis 49 (6.6%) 29 (4.0%) 0.605 (0.369, 0.990) 0.046

† odds ratio.

Bick et al.

Bick et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-41

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