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Table 2 Knowledge on obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, delivery and after delivery in Bahir Dar City, North West, Ethiopia, March, 2013 (n = 701)

From: Factors associated with knowledge on obstetric danger signs among women who gave birth within 1 year in Bahir Dar city administration, North West, Ethiopia

Obstetric danger signs Knowledge on obstetric danger sign
Pregnancy Delivery After delivery
n % n % n %
Vaginal bleeding 572 81.6 576 82.2 598 85.3
Severe headache 151 21.5 157 24.4 136 19.4
Blurring of vision 157 22.4    134 19.1
Loss of consciousness 239 34.1 229 32.7 229 32.7
Swelling of face/hands 171 24.4    200 28.5
Convulsion 70 10 51 7.3 62 8.8
High grade fever 132 18.8 111 15.8 130 18.5
Difficulty in breathing 214 30.5    193 27.5
Severe weakness 127 18.1    113 16.1
Severe abdominal pain 105 15    137 19.5
Increase/decrease of fetal movement 229 32.7     
Premature rupture membranes 146 20.8     
Retained placenta    418 59.6   
Prolonged labour    362 51.6   
Offensive vaginal discharge      199 28.4