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Table 4 Changes in maternal knowledge by topic and study arm

From: Antenatal counseling in maternal and newborn care: use of job aids to improve health worker performance and maternal understanding in Benin

Percentage (%) of women with correct responses Intervention Arm Control Arm Difference in differences
  Pre- Post- i) Pre- Post- c) Δi - Δc (95% CI)
No. pregnant women 211 204   119 152   
Adjusted Scoresa        
≥ 3 messages in prenatal care 49.8 62.7 +12.9 26.5 45.8 +19.3 -6.4 (-21.3, 8.5)
≥ 3 messages in birth preparedness 20.5 47.9 +27.4 25.7 29.5 +3.8 +23.6 (9.8, 37.4)
≥ 3 danger signs during pregnancy 55.3 88.8 +33.2 40.4 44.9 +4.5 +28.7 (14.2, 43.2)
= 2 messages in clean delivery 15.7 49.2 +33.5 2.5 4.9 +2.4 +31.1 (19.4, 42.9)
≥ 3 messages in newborn careb 32.5 57.7 +25.2 21.4 33.9 +12.4 +12.7 (-6.1, 31.5)
Mean # correct responses 8.6 12.6 +3.9 7.7 8.7 +1.0 +2.9 (1.9, 3.9)
  1. [a] Scores adjusted for differences at baseline and correlation of observations; site- and provider-level characteristics (random effects); counseling mode; and patient age, education, first antenatal visit, and total number of antenatal visits (fixed effects). [b] Includes only women at 6 - 9 months of pregnancy.