Table 1

Women's awareness of obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, during delivery and after delivery (N = 1118).

Obstetric danger sign

Awareness of


Pregnancy

Delivery

After delivery




n

%

n

%

n

%


Vaginal bleeding

107

9.6

149

13.3

259a

23.2

Lack of blood (Anemia)

97

8.7

28

2.5

83

7.4

Fits of pregnancy

78

7.0

103

9.2

116

10.4

Severe abdominal pain

60

5.4

19

1.7

52

4.7

High grade fever

56

5.0

7

0.6

32

2.9

High blood pressure

37

3.3

15

1.3

18

1.6

Severe headache

21

1.9

7

0.6

5

0.4

Loss of consciousness

8

0.7

25

2.7

Swelling of the lower limbs

77

6.9

21

1.9

Awareness of fast heart beat

18

1.6

Child does not move

13

1.2

Prolonged labor

17

1.5

Retained placenta

89

8.0

Do not know any of the above

832

74.4

863

77.2

672

60.1


a severe vaginal bleeding

Pembe et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-12

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