Table 3

Maternal illness findings from the survey questionnaire

Illness

Frequency [%] N = 8798 births within past two years [100%]


Recalled significant illness at any time during maternity

3557 [40]

Antenatal events

Vaginal bleeding

Any bleeding

445 [5]]

Soaked clothes, bed or floor

382 [4]

Signs of pre-eclampsia

Swollen legs + face

2587 [29]

Swollen face + blurred vision

2189 [25]

Swollen face + blurred vision + convulsion

999 [11]

Fever for more than one day

2018 [23]

Vaginal discharge for more than one day

1189 [14]

Intrapartum events

Prolonged labour

> 12 hours

3623 [41]

> 24 hours

1968 [22]

> 48 hours

1089 [12]

Retained placenta

> 1 hour

718 [8]

> 6 hours

203 [2]

Placenta complete on delivery

8711 [99]

Postpartum events

Vaginal bleeding which soaked clothes, bed or floor

2401 [27]

Fever for more than one day

1352 [15]

Vaginal discharge for more than one day

1155 [13]


Mesko et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2003 3:3   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-3-3

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