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Table 3 Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice of women of reproductive age group, Wolaita Sodo town, Wolaita zone, Ethiopia; 2018 (n = 495)

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice and influencing factors among women in Sodo town, Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2018; community based cross-sectional study

Component of Birth Preparedness and
Complication Readiness Items
Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Plan for place of birth
 No 149 30.1
 Yes 346 69.9
Identified SBA to assist at birth
 No 284 57.4
 Yes 211 42.6
Arranging transportation
 No 305 61.6
 Yes 190 38.4
Preparing blood donors
 No 487 98.4
 Yes 8 1.6
Saved Funds
 No 65 13.1
 Yes 430 86.9
Number of steps taken Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Unable to mention any component 10 2.0
Mention at least one component 485 98.0
Mention at least two component 408 82.4
Mention at least three component 240 48.5
Mention at least four component 52 10.5
Mention all five components None  
  1. SBA Skill Birth Attendant