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Table 3 Knowledge status on key obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, labor, child birth and after delivery in Gura Dhamole woreda, Bale zone, Southeast Ethiopia, April, 2017

From: Utilization of skilled birth attendant at birth and associated factors among women who gave birth in the last 24 months preceding the survey in Gura Dhamole Woreda, Bale zone, southeast Ethiopia

VariablesResponseFrequency (n = 387)Percentage (%)
Knowledge on danger of obstetrics problems related to pregnancyNot knowledgeable (knew < 3 key danger signs)28272.9
Knowledgeable (Knew ≥3 key danger signs)10527.1
Knowledge on danger of obstetrics problems related to Labor and child birthNot knowledgeable (knew < 3 key danger signs)25766.4
Knowledgeable (Knew ≥3 key danger signs)13033.6
Knowledge on danger of obstetrics problems related to postpartumNot knowledgeable (knew < 3 key danger signs) Knowledgeable (Knew ≥3 key23861.5
danger signs)14938.5
Knowledge on Obstetric problems that can occur during pregnancy (n = 332)Vaginal bleeding16850.6
Severe headache16349
Blurred vision14644
Severe abdominal pain12938.9
Loss of consciousness7622.9
Convulsion5015.1
Knowledge on obstetric danger signs related to labour and child birth (n = 318)Severe vaginal bleeding19962.6
Severe headache17153.8
Retained placenta16050.3
Labor lasting > 12 h12439
Loss of consciousness9128.6
Others20.6
Knowledge on danger signs after delivery/during post partum period (n = 353)Retained placenta24067.8
Excessive bleeding19555.1
Abdominal pain18953.4
Severe headache9326.3
Fainting8624.3
Foul smelling vaginal discharge4813.6
Advantages of pregnancy and delivery related services(n = 368)For better health care to the women22260.3
Anticipating problems18349.7
For better care to the newborn17848.4
For early detection of health Problems16444.6