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Table 3 Correct and incorrect use of misoprostol, by source of counseling, among enrolled women interviewed postpartum who received advance distribution of misoprostol, had a home birth and reported using the drug (n = 265)

From: Advance distribution of misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at home births in two districts of Liberia

Indicator Total (n = 265) Health care providers during ANC (n = 166) DRHSs during home visits (n = 99)
Misoprostol taken CORRECTLY (immediately after delivery of baby AND before delivery of placenta) 167 (63.0%) 117 (70.5%) 50 (50.5%)
Misoprostol taken INCORRECTLY (BEFORE delivery of baby) 3 (1.1%) 2 (1.2%) 1 (1.0%)
Misoprostol taken INCORRECTLY (AFTER delivery of baby and placenta) 87 (32.8%) 45 (27.1%) 42 (42.4%)
No response (data not available) 8 (3.0%) 2 (1.2%) 6 (6.1%)