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Table 2 Proportion of women who reported knowledge of key danger signs during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum (N = 764)

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and birth preparedness practices among women in rural Uganda

  Knowledge of key danger signs
  Pregnancy Childbirth Postpartum
  n % n % n %
Severe vaginal bleeding 368 49.2     
Swollen hands/face 58 8.7     
Blurred vision 15 1.6     
Severe vaginal bleeding    484 63.8   
Retained placenta    271 35.1   
Labour lasting more than 12 hours    133 18.3   
Convulsions/fits    16 1.7   
Severe vaginal bleeding      449 56.7
High fever      254 31.0
Foul smelling vaginal discharge      75 9.4