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Table 2 Antenatal care uptake and advice given

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women admitted in a rural hospital in Rwanda

Characteristics Number Percent
Antenatal attendance (Mean ± SD; 2.9 ± 0.9)
  ≥ 4 131 37.4
 2-3 185 52.9
 1 34 9.7
Gestational age at first antenatal visit
 1st trimester 267 76.3
 2nd trimester 60 17.1
 3rd trimester 23 6.6
Personnel checked
 Health professional 147 41.7
 Community health workers 203 58.3
Advice on danger signs during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum
 Yes 208 59.4
 No 142 40.6
Advise on where to go if danger signs happen
 Yes 256 73.1
 No 94 26.9
Advise on identifying health facility
 Yes 267 76.3
 No 83 23.7
Advise on arrangement for transport
 Yes 235 67.1
 No 115 32.9
Advise on saving money for delivery or emergency
 Yes 269 76.9
 No 81 23.1
Advise on identifying skilled birth attendant
 Yes 62 17.7
 No 288 82.3