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Table 4 Birth planning and knowledge, by source of counseling, among enrolled women interviewed postpartum (n = 550)

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

Indicator Health care providers during ANC (n = 401) DRHSs during home visits (n = 149) p-value
Knowledge:    
Danger signs during pregnancy (at least one) 339 (84.5%) 125 (83.9%) 0.799
Signs of excessive bleeding 328 (81.8%) 136 (91.3%) 0.013
Purpose of misoprostol to reduce bleeding 383 (95.5%) 147 (98.7%) 0.457
Timing of self-administration 383 (95.5%) 147 (98.7%) 0.003
Number of pills to take 384 (95.8%) 147 (98.7%) 0.308
Side effects of misoprostol (at least three side effects) 293 (73.1%) 138 (92.6%) 0.000
Birth planning:    
Arranged for transport during delivery 182 (45.4%) 81 (54.4%) 0.106
Saved money for delivery 264 (65.8%) 103 (69.1%) 0.148