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Table 2 Respondents' knowledge about the signs of obstetric emergencies

From: Community involvement in obstetric emergency management in rural areas: a case of Rukungiri district, Western Uganda

Respondents' characteristics   Vaginal bleeding Swelling
of feet
Fits
during pregnancy
Labour lasting more
than
8 hrs
High temp within 42
days after pregnancy termination
  n % % % % %
Sex       
Male 340 66.2 23.2 7.7 23.8 24.4
Female 108 74.1 24.1 11.1 22.2 28.7
Age in years       
15 - 24 65 66.2 21.5 7.7 24.6 23.1
25-29 101 66.3 21.8 9.9 17.8 29.7
30-34 99 72.7 27.3 10.1 29.3 30.3
35-39 101 73.3 28.7 9.9 20.8 20.8
40-54 82 59.8 15.9 3.7 25.6 22.0
Marital status       
Married 428 67.8 23.4 8.9 23.6 25.9
Single/separated/widow(er) 20 75.0 25.0 0.0 20.0 15.0
Level of education       
None 54 59.3 11.1 0.0 24.1 16.7
Primary 274 67.2 24.5 10.6 24.1 27.7
Secondary 90 72.2 24.4 6.7 22.2 25.6
Tertiary 30 80.0 33.3 10.0 20.0 20.0
Religion       
Catholic 179 70.4 27.9 10.6 24.0 25.1
Protestant 237 64.6 19.0 6.3 21.1 23.6
Moslem 17 88.2 29.4 11.8 35.3 35.3
Others 15 73.3 33.3 13.3 40.0 46.7
Employment status‡       
Unemployed/Student 137 56.9 30.0 8.5 28.5 24.6
Formal employment 46 84.8 41.3 19.6 26.1 17.4
Self-employed 265 70.9 17.0 6.8 20.8 27.6
Tribe       
Mukiga 222 72.1 26.1 10.4 25.7 26.0
Munyankole 124 63.7 19.4 6.5 23.4 27.4
Omuhororo/other 102 64.7 22.6 6.9 18.6 19.6
Number of wives       
One 303 66.3 23.1 8.6 22.8 24.8
More than one 37 64.9 24.3 0.0 32.4 21.6
Number of pregnancies       
One 22 72.7 31.8 4.6 31.8 22.7
Two to Four 58 75.9 24.1 10.3 24.1 29.3
≥ Five 28 71.4 17.9 17.9 10.7 32.1
  1. Key: Significance is at p-value < 0.05;
  2. implies significance for vaginal bleeding p < 0.01, swelling of feet p < 0.001 and fits during pregnancy p < 0.05