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Table 3 Knowledge of pregnant women about obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period in Angolela Tera district, Northern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 563)

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and its associated factors among pregnant women in Angolela Tera District, Northern Ethiopia

Danger signsa Knowledge of danger signs during
Pregnancy Delivery Postpartum
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Vaginal bleeding 429 (72.6) 371 (65.9) 430 (76.4)
Swollen hands, face and/or feet 72 (12.8) NA 105 (18.7)
Blurred vision 47 (8.3) NA NA
Severe headache 98 (17.4) NA NA
Convulsion 55 (9.8) 42 (7.5) 21 (3.7)
No/reduced fetal movement 304 (54) NA NA
Water breaks without labor 240 (42.6) NA NA
Loss of consciousness 119 (21.1) 64 (11.4) 117 (20.8)
Sever pelvic and abdominal pain 167 (29.7) NA NA
Labor lasing > 12 h NA 365 (64.8) NA
Retained placenta NA 281 (49.9) NA
Baby’s hand/feet comes first NA 342 (60.7) NA
Cord comes first of the baby NA 83 (14.7) NA
Breathing difficulty NA NA 33 (5.9)
Foul smelling lochia NA NA 175 (31.1)
High fever NA NA 247 (43.9)
  1. NA not assessed for that period
  2. aMultiple answers possible