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Table 3 Socio-demographic and reproductive health characteristics of the respondents according to birth preparedness and complication readiness

From: Awareness and practice of birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in the Bamenda Health District, Cameroon

Elements of preparation Number of respondents
(N = 345)
Percentage (%)
Saved money for birth/complications 287 83.2
 Identified mode of transport 197 57.1
 Identified blood donors 79 22.9
 Identified health facility 276 80.0
 Identified skilled health worker 23 6.3
 Identified birth companion 322 93.3
 Identified decision maker 328 95.1
 Packed necessary items for birth 245 71.0
Number of elements prepared
 1 1 0.3
 2 11 3.2
 3 24 7.0
 4 80 23.2
 5 85 24.6
 6 79 22.9
 7 46 13.3
 8 19 5.5