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Table 3 Evaluation of women’s right indicators for receiving care during delivery and puerperium at the health units in the targeted governorates

From: Enhancing the value of women’s reproductive rights through community based interventions in upper Egypt governorates: a randomized interventional study

Indicator El Fayoum Governorate Benisuef Governorate Total
Before
n = 520
After
n = 543
% Change Before
n = 480
After
n = 607
% Change Before
n = 1000
After
n = 1150
% Change
N (%) N (%) % N (%) N (%) % N (%) N (%) %
Third: Care During Delivery and Puerperium
 1.% of surveyed women who know that it’s their right to deliver in a hospital (or any equipped medical center) 221 46.0% 439 80.8% 34.8%* 192 36.9% 364 60.0% 23.1%* 413 41.3% 803 69.8% 28.5%*
 2.% of surveyed women who know their right to have their delivery attended by a specialized doctor or a trained nurse 326 67.9% 488 93.5% 25.6%* 340 65.4% 442 82.9% 17.5%* 666 66.6% 930 88.2% 21.6%*
 3.% of surveyed women who know that in case of prolonged delivery it’s their right to have their delivery attended by a specialized doctor and in a hospital 296 61.7% 509 93.7% 31.8%.* 360 69.2% 523 86.2% 17.0%* 656 65.6% 1032 89.7% 24.1%*
 4.% of surveyed women who know their right to have at least two home preparations necessary for safe delivery when delivery is attended at home a 34 7.1% 512 94.3% 87.2%* 95 18.3% 530 87.3% 69.0%* 129 12.9% 1042 90.6% 77.7%*
 5.% of surveyed women who know at least two delivery complications which give them the right to go to the hospital immediatelyb 185 (38.5) 406 74.8% 36.3%* 195 37.5% 395 65.1% 27.6%* 380 38.0% 801 69.7% 31.7%*
 6.% of surveyed women who know their right to be visited during the puerperium by the nurse after reporting the delivery 210 43.8% 413 76.1% 32.3%* 231 44.4% 346 57.0% 12.6% * 441 44.1% 759 66.0% 21.9%*
 7.% of surveyed women who know at least two complications during the puerperium which give them the right to go to the hospital immediatelyc 154 32.1% 366 67.4% 35.3%* 94 18.1% 420 69.2% 51.1%* 248 24.8% 786 68.3% 43.5%*
  1. *z test between two proportion, P < 0.05 is significant
  2. aThe most frequent mentioned two: Home preparations for safe delivery: choose the delivery room such that it is clean and well-ventilated– proving clean clothes and clean bed covers for the mother’s bed
  3. bThe most frequent mentioned two: Danger signs during delivery which give the woman the right to go to the hospital immediately: breach or hand or cord presentation – bleeding before the descent of the baby’s head – uterine contractions for more than ten hours – fainting – convulsions
  4. cThe most frequent mentioned two: Danger signs during the puerperium: rise of body temperature (puerperal fever) – increasing hemorrhage – attacks of convulsions or fainting