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Table 4 Type of key obstetric danger signs spontaneously reported by respondents, Goba District, Bale Zone, South-East Ethiopia, February, 2014

From: Birth preparedness, complication readiness and other determinants of place of delivery among mothers in Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Key obstetric danger signs Place of delivery P-values*
Cases (n = 118) Controls (n = 238)
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Key danger sign during pregnancy    
  Vaginal bleeding 86(72.9) 117(49.2) <0.001
  Swelling of the face and hands 56(47.5) 35(14.7) <0.001
  Blurring (difficult) vision 26(22.0) 26(10.9) 0.005
Key danger sign during Labour and delivery    
  Excess vaginal bleeding 93(78.8) 89(37.4) <0.001
  Prolonged labour (>12 hours) 76(64.4) 113(47.5) 0.003
  Retained placenta(>30minuts) 54(45.8) 74(31.1) 0.007
  Convulsions 13(11.0) 2(0.8) <0.001
Key danger sign during postpartum period    
  Vaginal bleeding 71(60.2) 76(31.9) <0.001
  Increased body temp (fever) 8(6.8) 11(4.6) 0.454
  Offensive vaginal bleeding 21(17.8) 13(5.5) <0.001
  1. *p-values were derived from a chi-square test