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Table 3 Non-pharmacologic labor pain relief methods provided at Harari regional state public health facilities, 2021 (n = 464)

From: Obstetrics care providers attitude and utilization of non-pharmacological labor pain management in Harari regional state health facilities, Ethiopia

Variable Categories Frequency Percentage
Labor pain relief methods provided in the past month (n = 464) Yes 364 78.4
No 100 21.6
Pain relief methods utilized (n = 364) Only non-pharmacologic 128 35.2
Non-pharmacologic with others 204 56
Only pharmacologic 32 8.8
Utilized non- pharmacologic labor pain methods (n = 332)
Psychotherapy Yes 260 78.3
No 72 21.7
Allow the mother to ambulate Yes 184 55.4
No 148 44.6
Massage the back Yes 228 68.7
No 104 31.3
Allow vertical positioning Yes 40 12
No 292 88
Show how to bear down Yes 40 12
No 292 88
Allow her choice Yes 20 6
No 312 94
Hot compress Yes 24 7.2
No 308 92.8
Music therapy Yes 56 16.9
No 276 83.1