International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Prevalence of Traditional Malpractice during Pregnancy, Child Birth, and Postnatal Period among Women of Childbearing Age in Meshenti Town, 2016

Table 3

Traditional malpractice during delivery in Meshenti town, 2016.

Variables FrequencyPercent (%)

Traditional malpractice
 Abdominal massage
  Yes82.73
  No00
 Uterine massage
  Yes72.39
  No00
 Abdominal and uterine massage
  Yes51.7
  No00
Total206.82
Place of delivery
 Home8729.7
 Health facility20670.3
Total 293100
Method used to expel placenta
 Spontaneously7687.4
 Uterine massage1112.6
Total 87100
Instrument used to cut cord
 Boiled new blade1416.1
 Unboiled new blade6675.9
 Unclean blade used before66.9
 Boiled blade used before11.1
Total87100
Umbilical cord tied
 Yes8496.6
 No33.4
Total 87100
Material used to tie umbilical cord
 Boiled thread7184.5
 Unboiled thread1011.9
 Other33.6
Total 84100