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Table 3 Knowledge of mothers about obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period in Raya Kobo district, North-eastern Ethiopia, March 2016

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among reproductive age women in Raya Kobo district of Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

Danger signs Knowledge of danger signs during
Pregnancy Labour & delivery Postpartum
N % N % N %
Vaginal bleeding 364 83.5 415 91.2 371 89.2
Severe headache 107 24.5 46 10.1 96 23.1
Blurred vision 34 7.8 NA NA 37 8.9
Convulsion 25 5.7 12 2.6 33 7.9
Swollen hands/feet 56 12.8 NA NA 88 21.2
High fever 23 5.3 15 3.3 21 5
Loss of consciousness 35 8 36 7.9 35 8.4
Difficulty in breathing 15 3.4 NA NA 15 3.6
Severe weakness 71 16.3 NA NA 77 18.5
Severe abdominal pain 130 29.8 NA NA NA NA
Increased/decreased fetal movement 166 38.1 NA NA NA NA
Water breaks without labor 155 35.6 NA NA NA NA
Labor > 12 h NA NA 129 28.4 NA NA
Retained placenta NA NA 267 58.7 NA NA
Offensive vaginal discharge NA NA NA NA 97 23.3
Others 6 1.4* 48 10.5** 12 2.9***
  1. NA = not assessed for that period, *abnormal lie, **abnormal presentation, ***abdominal cramping