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Table 3 Obstetric danger signs as reported by the pregnant women, Erer district, Somali region, Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 632)

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among pregnant women in Erer district, Somali region, Ethiopia

Danger signs Pregnancy Labor/delivery Postpartum
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Vaginal bleeding 155 (0.25) NA 125 (0.20)
Abdominal pain 44 (0.07) 14 (0.02) 62 (0.10)
Weakness 99 (0.16) 50 (0.08) 43 (0.07)
Reduced fetal movement 86 (0.14) NA NA
Swelling of hands, faces &legs 78 (0.12) NA NA
Blurred vision 48 (0.08) NA 25 (0.04)
Breathing difficulty 39 (0.06) NA 31 (0.05)
Severe headache 32 (0.05) 37 (0.06) 37 (0.06)
Fever 30 (0.05) 33 (0.05) 51 (0.08)
Convulsion 22 (0.03) 52 (0.08) 22 (0.03)
Labor more than 12 h NA 162 (0.26) NA
Abnormal fetal position NA 100 (0.16) NA
Excessive bleeding NA 92 (0.15) NA
Placenta not delivered within ½ hour NA 52 (0.08) NA
Foul smelling lochia NA NA 48 (0.08)
Loss of consciousness NA 69 (0.11) NA
  1. NA not applicable