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Table 3 Knowledge on maternal health aspects

From: Effectiveness of community based safe motherhood promoters in improving the utilization of obstetric care. The case of Mtwara Rural District in Tanzania

  Pre-Intervention (June 2004) Post-Intervention (Nov, 2006)
Proportion of Respondents Female n = 138 Male n = 100 Total n = 238 Female n = 173 Male n = 69 Total n = 242
Able to mention at least three risks practices during pregnancy 52 (47.3) 58 (58%) 110 (46.2%) 89 (51.4%) 39 (55%) 128 (52.9%)
Able to identify three danger signs during pregnancy 72 (52.3%) 54 (54%) 126 (52.9%) 94 (54.3%) 42 (60.9%) 136 (56.2%)
Able to mention three complications during delivery 66 (47.8%) 41 (41%) 107 (44.9%) 92 (53.2%) 36 (52.2) 128 (52.9%)
Able to identify at least 3 practices that contributes to delay in seeking care 65 (47.1%) 52 (52%) 117 (46.6%) 95 (55.2%) 40 (58%) 135 (55.9%)
Respondents who do not believe pregnant complications are due to non-observance of tradition 32 (23.2%) 36 (36%) 68 (28.7%) 74 (42.8%) 40 (58%) 114 (47.1%)