Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 11 - 2020
Knowledge of Obstetrics Danger Sign and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in Boditi Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia, Institution based Cross Sectional Study, 2019
Molalegn Mesele* and Walellign Anmut
Department of Midwifery, College of Health Science and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Molalegn Mesele, Department of Midwifery, College of Health Science and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
Received: May 27, 2020; Published: October 19, 2020


Background: Danger signs are a serious complication of pregnancy and warning sign that women happenstance during pregnancy, child birth and postpartum. Knowing this danger sign during pregnancy is very important for health care provide as well as for women. Pregnancy is a normal process that results in a series of both physiological and psychological change in expectant mother.

Objective: The aim of this study is to assess knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy and associated factors in Boditi health center.

Methods: An institution based cross sectional study was conducted in Boditi health center from May-July 2019. The final sample size was 366 and a systematic random sampling technic was used. A pretested interviewer administered questioner was used for data collection. The data was entered by Epi data and analyzed using SPSS version 21.

Result: From 366 women; 146 (39.89%) had good knowledge about danger sign. From those who had information about danger sign, 165 (45.1%) identified sever vaginal bleeding, persistent vomiting was indicated by 46 (12.56%) mother, Swelling of head and face 91 (24.86%), persistent headache and blurred vision 53 (14.48%. Antenatal care (AOR = 6.2, 95% CI = 2.1, 8.2) educational status (AOR = 3.3, 95% CI = 1.9, 4.5) are factors associated with knowledge of dander sign during pregnancy.

Conclusion: Finding from this this study indicate that women’s knowledge about danger sign during pregnancy is lower than expected to have a mother safe pregnancy and child birth for early detection and management of danger sign.

Keywords: Danger Sign; Pregnancy; Antenatal Care; Ethiopia


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Citation: Molalegn Mesele and Walellign Anmut. “Knowledge of Obstetrics Danger Sign and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in Boditi Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia, Institution based Cross Sectional Study, 2019”. EC Gynaecology 9.11 (2020): 10-18.

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