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Table 5 Maternity unit workers' preferred strategies for averting maternal mortality

From: New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Reported Preferred Strategies Doctors (n = 21)
Freq (%)
Nurses (n = 57)
Freq (%)
*CHEWs (n = 74)
Freq (%)
Total (n = 152)
Freq (%)
Strengthening routine ANC services 10 (47.6) 43 (75.4) 54 (73) 107 (70.4)
Improved referral and other support services 1 (4.8) 0 (0) 8 (10.8) 9 (5.9)
Access to **EmOC for all pregnant women 9 (42.9) 13 (22.8) 10 (13.5) 32 (21.1)
  1. *CHEWs = Community Health Extension Workers
  2. **EmOC = Emergency Obstetric Care