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Table 5 Source of information about safe motherhood against key characteristics of respondents

From: Knowledge of safe motherhood among women in rural communities in northern Nigeria: implications for maternal mortality reduction

  Health talk in a health facility Community discussions Danger signs song in the media/radio Friends/neighbours Other relatives
  Yes (%) No (%) P-value Yes (%) No (%) P-value Yes (%) No (%) P-value Yes (%) No (%) P-value Yes (%) No (%) P-value
Age
< 20 years 20.0 24.4 0.468 20.0 23.2 0.716 23.8 21.7 0.683 23.9 21.6 0.587 29.7 21.6 0.262
21–34 years 62.4 60.0   63.3 60.1   57.4 62.1   57.3 62.5   48.7 62.2  
35 – 49 years 17.6 15.6   16.7 16.7   18.8 16.2   18.8 15.9   21.6 16.2  
Marital status
Married (monogamous) 42.7 40.9 0.687 38.3 43.0 0.316 45.0 40.8 0.439 40.2 42.1 0.712 47.2 41.2 0.482
Married (polygamous) 57.3 59.1   61.7 57.0   55.0 59.2   59.8 57.9   52.8 58.8  
Ever attended school
Yes 87.8 65.5 <0.001 74.2 76.7 0.533 80.2 74.9 0.267 79.5 74.9 0.304 81.1 75.5 0.445
No 12.2 34.5   25.8 23.3   19.8 25.1   20.5 25.1   18.9 24.5  
Parity
Once 8.6 11.7 0.422 7.9 11.2 0.305 14.9 9.1 0.052 16.4 8.5 0.096 13.5 10.0 0.758
2 – 5 50.2 51.8   52.9 50.1   45.6 52.4   35.3 39.6   43.3 51.7  
>5 41.2 36.5   39.2 38.7   39.5 38.5   0.0 0.0   43.2 38.3  
Never 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0