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Table 4 Reported danger symptoms, danger signs, and complications of pregnancy known by HEWs ( n =50)

From: Knowledge and performance of the Ethiopian health extension workers on antenatal and delivery care: a cross-sectional study

Danger symptoms, signs, or complications %
Vaginal bleeding 98
Prolonged labor (>24 h) 72
Baby’s hands or feet come first 72
Convulsions 58
Retained placenta 54
Edema 52
Anemia 46
High blood pressure 46
No fetal heartbeat 40
Mal-presentation 38
Severe headache 30
Multi-fetal pregnancy 30
Intrauterine fetal death 28
Severe vomiting 26
Offensive or irritating vaginal discharge 24
High fever 24
Low blood pressure 18
Visual disturbances (blurred vision) 12
Ruptured uterus 12
Prolapsed cord 8
Abdominal pain associated with episodes of fainting 2
Burning epigastric pain 0
Preterm rupture of membrane 0
High pulse rate 0