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Table 6 Knowledge of safe motherhood among female respondents (n=270)

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

  Birnin Gwari cluster (n=270) Kunchi cluster (n=270) P-value
   N (%) N (%)  
Knowledge of number of recommended ANC visits Poor Knowledge 250 (92.6%) 198 (76.2%) <0.001
  Good Knowledge 20 (7.4%) 62 (23.8%)  
Knowledge of benefits of ANC visits Poor Knowledge 238 (88.1%) 220 (81.5%) 0.034
  Good Knowledge 32 (11.9%) 50 (18.5%)  
Knowledge of diseases preventable by medications given during ANC visits Poor Knowledge 187 (69.3%) 155 (57.4%) 0.006
  Good Knowledge 83 (30.7%) 115 (42.6%)  
Knowledge of maternal danger signs Poor Knowledge 213 (78.9%) 138 (51.1%) <0.001
  Good Knowledge 57 (21.1%) 132 (48.9%)  
Knowledge of actions in safe pregnancy plan Poor Knowledge 270 (100.0%) 262 (97.0%) -
  Good Knowledge 0 (0%) 8 (3.0%)  
Knowledge of benefits of health facility delivery by skilled birth attendants Poor Knowledge 255 (94.4%) 243 (90.0%) 0.062
  Good Knowledge 15 (5.6%) 27 (10.0%)  
Knowledge of clean delivery practices Poor Knowledge 236 (87.4%) 198 (73.3%) <0.001
  Good Knowledge 34 (12.6%) 72 (26.7%)