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Table 1 Women's awareness of obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, during delivery and after delivery (N = 1118).

From: Rural Tanzanian women's awareness of danger signs of obstetric complications

Obstetric danger sign Awareness of
  Pregnancy Delivery After delivery
  n % n % n %
Vaginal bleeding 107 9.6 149 13.3 259a 23.2
Lack of blood (Anemia) 97 8.7 28 2.5 83 7.4
Fits of pregnancy 78 7.0 103 9.2 116 10.4
Severe abdominal pain 60 5.4 19 1.7 52 4.7
High grade fever 56 5.0 7 0.6 32 2.9
High blood pressure 37 3.3 15 1.3 18 1.6
Severe headache 21 1.9 7 0.6 5 0.4
Loss of consciousness    8 0.7 25 2.7
Swelling of the lower limbs 77 6.9    21 1.9
Awareness of fast heart beat 18 1.6     
Child does not move 13 1.2     
Prolonged labor    17 1.5   
Retained placenta      89 8.0
Do not know any of the above 832 74.4 863 77.2 672 60.1
  1. a severe vaginal bleeding