Knowledge of Pregnancy Danger Signs among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State
Keywords:Knowledge, Pregnancy, Danger signs, Pregnant women
The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge of pregnancy danger signs among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Nsukka Local Government Area (LGA), Enugu State. This study adopted descriptive survey research design. Specifically, three objectives with corresponding research questions and two hypotheses were formulated for the study. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select 360 pregnant women in Nsukka LGA. Data were collected through the researcher’s designed questionnaire and analysed using frequency, percentage, and Chi-square statistics at .05 level of significance for research questions and hypotheses respectively. Results showed that pregnant women had very high (98.6%) knowledge of pregnancy danger signs. Pregnant women with tertiary education, secondary education, primary education and no formal education had very high level of knowledge of pregnancy danger signs. Pregnant women both in urban and rural areas had very high level of knowledge of pregnancy danger signs. The hypotheses tested statistical analysis indicated no significance difference in the level of knowledge of pregnancy danger signs among pregnant women based on level of education and location. Based on the findings, the study recommended recommended among others that the ministry of health in collaboration with other health professionals should adopts health educational strategies to improve the level of knowledge of pregnancy danger signs both in urban and rural areas and among educated and uneducated pregnant women.