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Table 5 Utilization of health facility for skilled care and delivery among pregnant in rural community, Ebonyi State

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

VariablePre-intervention Frequency(%) n = 158Post intervention Frequency(%) n = 153%Difference (p-value)**
Experience of any serious health problems related to pregnancy
 Yes37 (23.4)20 (13.1)5.55 (0.018)*
 No121 (76.6)133 (86.9) 
Sought assistance for the problems
 Yes29 (78.4)19 (95.0)2.69 (0.101)
 No8 (21.6)1 (5.0) 
Where assistance was first sort
 Government. health centre25 (86.2)12 (63.1)3.64 (0.161)
 Private / mission hospital3 (10.3)6 (31.6) 
 Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) / Others1 (3.5)1 (5.3) 
Attended ANC during this pregnancy
 Yes121 (76.6)136 (88.9)8.20 (0.004)*
 No37 (23.4)17 (11.1) 
 Where you intend to give/gave birth to your child
 Respondents home28 (29.5)25 (20.1)8.31 (0.039)*
 TBA’s home5 (5.3)4 (3.2) 
 Hospital/health centre/maternity home57 (60.0)94 (75.7) 
 Others5 (5.3)1 (0.8) 
  1. * Statically significant; **χ2-Test for statistical test; Others-Neighbors, Relatives, Friend