Research Article

Awareness of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Southeastern Nigeria

Table 4

Knowledge of specific danger signs.

Knowledge of variableFrequencyPercent (%)

Awareness of birth preparedness ( 𝑛 = 6 8 0 )48070.6

Key danger signs during pregnancy
 Severe vaginal bleeding ( 𝑛 = 7 4 4 )36048.8
 Swollen hands and face ( 𝑛 = 7 3 2 )37651.4
 Blurred vision ( 𝑛 = 7 4 0 )32043.2

Key danger signs during labor and childbirth
 Severe vaginal bleeding ( 𝑛 = 7 5 6 )44458.7
 Prolonged labor (>12 hours) ( 𝑛 = 7 5 6 )39652.4
 Convulsion ( 𝑛 = 7 4 8 )26034.8
 Retained placenta ( 𝑛 = 7 4 0 )35247.6

Key danger signs during postpartum period
 Severe vaginal bleeding ( 𝑛 = 7 6 0 )40853.7
 Foul lochia ( 𝑛 = 7 4 4 )24432.8
 High fever ( 𝑛 = 7 5 2 )35647.3

Key danger signs in newborn
 Convulsions/spasms/rigidity ( 𝑛 = 7 4 8 )31241.7
 Difficulty/fast breathing ( 𝑛 = 7 4 8 )37249.7
 Very small baby ( 𝑛 = 7 4 0 )30841.6
 Lethargy/unconsciousness ( 𝑛 = 7 3 6 )16021.7