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Table 3 Distribution of key maternal knowledge and practice health indicators during pregnancy, delivery and after pregnancy according to intensity of contact with FLW

From: Intensity of contact with frontline workers and its influence on maternal and newborn health behaviors: cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India

   No. of contact with FLW  
Overall
(N = 2208)
0
(N = 202)
1–2
(N = 316)
≥ 3
(N = 1690)
P value P value for trend
Knowledge
 At least 3 ANC 1232 (55.80) 75 (37.13) 152 (48.10) 1005 (59.47) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Taking two TT injections 1250 (56.61) 90 (44.55) 179 (56.65) 981 (58.05) 0.001 0.001
 Consuming 100 or more IFA tablets 624 (28.26) 37 (18.32) 73 (23.10) 514 (30.41) < 0.001 < 0.001
Practice
 At least 3 ANC 1492 (67.57) 163 (80.69) 175 (55.38) 1154 (68.28) < 0.001 0.300
 Consumed 100 or more IFA tablets 175 (7.83) 16 (7.92) 28 (8.86) 131 (7.75) 0.799 0.716
 Taken TT injection 1770 (96.09) 89 (81.65) 241 (93.77) 1440 (97.56) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Saved money for delivery 817 (27.10) 54 (29.51) 92 (27.22) 671 (26.90) 0.745 0.490
 Arranged transport for delivery 380 (12.60) 19 (10.38) 41 (12.13) 320 (12.83) 0.605 0.330
 Decided place of delivery 289 (9.59) 23 (12.57) 46 (13.61) 220 (8.82) 0.007 0.006
 Identified institution in case of emergency 53 (1.76) 2 (1.09) 2 (0.59) 49 (1.96) 0.154 0.107
 Delivered at institution 1496 (67.71) 111 (54.95) 186 (58.86) 1198 (70.89) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Sought treatment for complications during deliverya 859 (85.64) 66 (82.50) 99 (83.90) 694 (86.21) 0.564 0.288
 Sought treatment for complications within 42 days after deliverya 812 (87.97) 63 (86.30) 98 (85.96) 651 (88.45) 0.675 0.425
 Received any PNC within 42 days of delivery 580 (26.27) 50 (24.75) 69 (21.84) 461 (27.28) 0.114 0.125
  1. FLW frontline worker, ANC antenatal care, TT tetanus toxoid, IFA iron-folic acid, PNC postnatal care
  2. aThe denominator used were women reporting problems/complications and not the total sample N