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Table 4 Maternal complication and utilisation of Tradition Medicine (TM)

From: Traditional medicine utilisation and maternal complications during antenatal care among women in Bulilima, Plumtree, Zimbabwe

Variable (n = 51) Didn’t use TM Used TM Test of proportions p-value
Complications Freq % Freq %  
Prolonged labour 9 23 9 69.23 0.053
Prolonged labour & Vomiting 2 5.26 0 0.00
Prolonged labour & pain 2 5.26 0 0.00
Amniotic fluid 1 2.63 0 0.00
Bleeding 4 10.53 2 15.38 0.864
Breeching 5 13.16 0 0.00
Failure to progress 2 5.26 0 0.00
Foetal Macrosomia 1 2.63 0 0.00
High Blood pressure 0 0.00 1 7.69
Stomach pain 6 15.79 0 0.00
Stomach and uterus pain 1 2.63 0 0.00
Unknown 5 13.16 1 7.69 0.879
Overall comparison for all complications 38 74.5 13 25.5 0.004*
  1. *Significant Results