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Table 1 Mean knowledge score of danger signs among pregnant women in rural Ebonyi community

From: Unlocking community capabilities for addressing social norms/practices: behavioural change intervention study to improve birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in rural Nigeria

VariablesPre-intervention Mean (SD); n = 158Post-intervention Mean (SD); n = 153Mean difference (p-value)**
Danger sign during pregnancy
 Vaginal bleeding4.17 (0.85)4.41 (0.55)0.24 (0.003)*
 Severe headache4.29 (0.70)4.42 (0.51)0.13 (0.055)
 Blurred vision3.95 (0.92)4.36 (0.61)0.41(< 0.001)*
 Convulsions3.58 (1.16)4.18 (0.81)0.60(< 0.001)*
 Swollen hands/face4.25 (0.76)4.50 (0.50)0.25 (0.001)*
 High fever4.09 (0.83)4.41 (0.60)0.31(< 0.001)*
 Loss of consciousness3.84 (0.98)4.24 (0.80)0.40(< 0.001)*
 Difficulty breathing3.72 (1.09)4.19 (0.83)0.46(< 0.001)*
 Severe weakness4.10 (0.83)4.40 (0.55)0.29(< 0.001)*
 Severe abdominal pain4.03 (0.89)4.37 (0.61)0.33(< 0.001)*
 Water breaks without labour3.68 (1.06)4.06 (0.96)0.42(< 0.001)*
 Increased/Reduced fetal movement3.82 (4.25)4.25 (0.76)0.38 (0.001)*
 Sub-total mean3.96 (0.75)4.31 (0.58)0.35(< 0.001)*
Danger sign during child birth
 Severe vaginal bleeding4.07 (0.93)4.38 (0.62)0.31(< 0.001)*
 Severe headache4.04 (0.96)4.42 (0.55)0.39(< 0.001)*
 Convulsions3.72 (1.09)4.24 (0.93)0.51(< 0.001)*
 High fever3.93 (0.96)4.36 (0.65)0.43(< 0.001)*
 Loss of consciousness3.73 (1.05)4.22 (0.81)0.48(< 0.001)*
 Labor lasting> 12 h4.04 (0.89)4.35 (0.51)0.31(< 0.001)*
 Placenta not delivered 30 min after baby4.13 (0.83)4.55 (0.51)0.42(< 0.001)*
 Sub-total mean3.95 (0.78)4.35 (0.56)0.41(< 0.001)*
Danger sign after child birth
 Severe bleeding4.20 (0.81)4.45 (0.51)0.25(< 0.001)*
 Severe headache4.18 (0.78)4.43 (0.51)0.25 (0.001)*
 Convulsions3.76 (0.96)4.23 (0.73)0.47 (0.001)*
 High fever3.99 (0.90)4.33 (0.57)0.35(< 0.001)*
 Loss of consciousness3.73 (1.04)4.25 (0.69)0.51(< 0.001)*
 Malodorous Vaginal Discharge3.76 (0.96)4.20 (0.76)0.44(< 0.001)*
 Difficulty breathing3.73 (1.04)4.25 (0.75)0.51(< 0.001)*
 Severe weakness4.11 (0.814.37 (0.54)0.27(< 0.001)*
 Sub-total mean3.94 (0.77)4.28 (0.58)0.37(< 0.001)*
Overall mean knowledge score3.94 (0.74)4.32 (0.56)0.37 (< 0.001)*
  1. *statistical significance; **T-Test for statistical significance