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Table 3 Use of misoprostol and reported side effects

From: Helping rural women in Pakistan to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: A quasi experimental study

  Number of respondents (n) Percentage (%)
Women who took misoprostol correctly and reported side effects 260 40
Women who took misoprostol incorrectly and reported side effects 17 55
Women who took misoprostol and did not report side effects 387 60
Women who took misoprostol incorrectly and did not report side effects 14 45
Major side effects experienced by those who took misoprostol correctly* (n=260)   
Shivering/chills 178 69
Fever 68 27
Vomiting 23 9
Nausea 43 17
Abdominal pain 42 16
Major side effects experienced by those who took misoprostol incorrectly* (n=17)   
Shivering/chills 13 77
Fever 8 47
Vomiting 3 18
Nausea 2 12
Abdominal pain 3 18
Others 2 12
  1. *Multiple response variable.