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Table 2 Knowledge of danger signs during pregnancy, labor and immediate postpartum period among semi pastoral pregnant women, Bule Hora woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia, August 2016

From: Level and factors associated with birth preparedness and complication readiness among semi-pastoral pregnant women in southern Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Frequency
Danger signs during pregnancy Yes No
No % No %
Sever fatigue 158 21.2 588 78.8
Severe abdominal pain 142 19 604 81
Bleeding from the vagina 198 26.5 548 73.5
Fever 32 4.3 714 95.7
Unusual swelling of face/finger/legs 76 10.2 670 89.8
Sever and continued headache 151 20.2 595 79.8
Rapid or difficult breathing 61 8.2 685 91.8
Foul smelling vaginal discharge 68 9.1 678 90.9
Convulsions/fits 27 3.6 719 96.4
Loss of consciousness 58 7.8 688 92.2
Blurred vision 127 17 619 83
Danger signs in labor and delivery
Heavy bleeding 242 32.4 504 67.6
Prolonged (> 12 h) labor 337 45.2 409 54.8
Vaginal tearing 75 10.7 671 89.9
Green or brown water coming from the vaginal 65 8.7 681 91.3
Water break and labor not induced within 6 h 67 9 679 91
Placenta not expelled within 1 h 298 39.9 448 60.1
Danger signs in postpartum
Heavy bleeding 265 35.5 481 64.5
Bad smelling vaginal discharge 158 21.2 588 78.8
High fever 88 11.8 658 88.2
Painful urination 148 19.9 598 80.1
Hot swollen, painful breasts 186 24.9 560 75.1