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Table 2 Maternal health knowledge, attitudes, and practices, comparing women exposed to RHG health education to those unexposed

From: Reproductive health for refugees by refugees in Guinea III: maternal health

Variable Unexposed (%) RHG-exposed (%) ORc (95%CI)
All respondents: n = 171 (100) n = 273 (100)  
Pregnant women should attend ANC 168 (98) 273 (100) ..
Respondents who agreed women should attend ANC: n = 168 (100) n = 273 (100) ..
Main reason to attend ANC
(unprompted answer)
   Safe pregnancy/deliveryd,e,g 137 (81) 219 (80) 0.76 (0.41-1.42)
   Healthy childrend,e,g 15 (9) 34 (13) 1.88 (0.85-4.17)
   Vaccination/Otherd,e,g 16 (10) 20 (7) 0.84 (0.38-1.88)
Reasons for vaccination in pregnancy
   To protect against tetanusd,e,g 156 (91) 264 (97) 2.22 (0.52-9.43)
All respondents: n = 171 (100) n = 273 (100)  
Danger signs in pregnancy*,**
   Headachesd-g 40 (23) 72 (26) 1.17 (0.70-1.97)
   Abdominal paind-g 131 (77) 201 (74) 0.85 (0.51-1.43)
   Vaginal bleeding/Oedema 0 (0) 0 (0) ..
Actions if danger signs present
   Visit health facility 160 (94) 269 (99)  
   Other/Don't knowd,g 11 (6) 4 (1) 4.32 (0.79-23.61)
Parous respondents n = 134 (100) n = 225 (100)  
Place of last delivery
   Facility 81 (60) 168 (74)  
   Home a,d-g 53 (40) 57b (26) 1.93 (1.23-3.01)
If last delivered at facility n = 81 (100) n = 168 (100)  
Reasons for facility delivery*,**
   Safetye,f 80 (99) 166 (99) 1.32 (0.11-15.67)
   Staff competence a,d,e,g 75 (94) 140 (82) 0.37 (0.15-0.90)
   Staff attituded-g 65 (80) 138 (82) 1.13 (0.57-2.25)
   Privacyd-g 65 (81) 120 (71) 0.58 (0.29-1.14)
   Referred by health staffd-g 38 (48) 98 (58) 1.55 (0.82-2.93)
   Nearness of facilityd-g 44 (54) 86 (51) 0.91 (0.54-1.51)
   Costs a,d,e,g 14 (18) 55 (33) 2.50 (1.34-4.69)
If last delivered at home: n = 53 (100) n = 57 b (100)  
Reasons for home delivery*,**
   Distance to facilityg 48 (91) 55 (96) 4.97 (0.79-31.15)
   Privacyg 30 (57) 30 (53) 0.61 (0.26-1.44)
   Staff competenced,e,g 19 (36) 20 (35) 0.93 (0.41-2.13)
   Costsd,g 14 (26) 21 (36) 1.27 (0.51-3.20)
   Staff attitude a,g 18 (34) 14 (25) 0.37 (0.17-0.83)
   Traditione,g 7 (13) 9 (16) 1.30 (0.55-3.08)
  1. NB: *prompting may have been used; ** multiple answers possible; ªSignificant p-value (p ≤ 0.05); b One participant was removed from analysis as she did not report where she delivered; c Adjusted for age, education, period of arrival (pre/post 1996), age at marriage; d Adjusted OR excludes education; e Adjusted OR excludes period of arrival; f Adjusted OR excludes age at marriage; g Adjusted OR excludes age.