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Table 2 Pre-eclampsia screening during antenatal care from observations of ANC consultations

From: Screening and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in antenatal and labor and delivery services: findings from cross-sectional observation studies in six sub-Saharan African countries

  Kenya Ethiopia Tanzania Zanzibar Rwanda Madagascar Mozambique Total
N = 1409 N = 126 N = 391 N = 57 N = 311 N = 323 N = 303 N = 2920
Ask about headache or blurred vision 23% 32% 25% 51% 14% 32% 12% 27%
Ask about swollen hands or face 24% 16% 22% 35% 26% 39% 26% 27%
Asks about either sign 30% 38% 33% 60% 30% 47% 31% 39%
Take client’s BP with proper technique 96% 89% 65% 81% 46% 48% 48% 68%
Both PE/E screening elements (ask about at least 1 danger sign and take BP with proper technique) 29% 32% 24% 55% 22% 25% 25% 31%
Perform or refer for urine test 59% 66% 40% 86% 31% 29% 9% 46%