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Table 6 Knowledge about birth preparedness in women included in the study compared between intervention and control villages

From: Can community health worker home visiting improve care-seeking and maternal and newborn care practices in fragile states such as Afghanistan? A population-based intervention study

   Number (%) of mothers in intervention villages Number (%) of mothers in control villages Crude mean difference (95% CI) p value Adjusted mean differencea (95% CI) p value
Knowledge of importance of saving money during pregnancy
 Baseline (n = 1398) 605 (85.4%) 517 (74.9%)     
 Endline (n = 1291) 509 (82.6%) 441 (65.3%)     
 Difference −2.8% −9.6% 6.77% (0.5 to 13.0) 0.04 4.13% (−2.0 to 10.3) 0.19
Knowledge of importance of preplanning travel for birth
 Baseline (n = 1392) 623 (88.4%) 575 (83.7%)     
  Endline (n = 1289) 540 (87.7%) 490 (72.8%)     
 Difference −0.7% −10.9% 10.18% (4.6 to 15.8) 0.0004 8.46% (2.9 to 14.0) 0.003
Knowledge of importance of arranging a skilled birth attendant
 Baseline (n = 1390) 625 (88.7%) 572 (83.5%)     
 Endline (n = 1285) 513 (83.7%) 502 (74.7%)     
 Difference −5.0% −8.8% 3.84% (−1.9 to 9.5) 0.19 2.13% (−3.5 to 7.7) 0.45
  1. aAdjusted for clustering by district, maternal age, maternal education and paternal education