Table 4 Differences in spousal participation in birth preparedness between intervention and comparison groups

From: Effects of health education on spousal knowledge and participation in birth preparedness in Farafenni Regional Hospital, The Gambia: a randomized trial

Birth Preparedness Indicators Pre-test Test of difference Post-test Test of difference
Comparison
(n = 119)
Intervention (n = 138) Comparison
(n = 119)
Intervention (n = 138)
n (%) n (%) χ2 n (%) n (%) χ2
Prepared for wife’s delivery 64(53.8) 57 (41.3) 3.993* 73 (61.8) 135 (97.8) 55.112***
Secured Transport 26 (21.8) 27 (19.6) 0.204 30 (25.2) 125 (90.6) 114.072***
Saved money 37 (31.1) 26 (18.8) 5.183* 55 (46.2) 127 (92.0) 64.887***
Donated blood 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) ____ 1 (0.8) 41 (29.7) 38.995***
Identified health facility 9 (7.6) 9 (6.5) 0.106 6 (5.0) 70 (50.7) 64.028***
Planned for emergency 5 (4.2) 4 (2.9) 0.321 5 (4.2) 43 (31.2) 34.215****
Bought required materials for a clean delivery 8 (6.7) 7 (5.1) 0.317 8 (6.7) 123 (89.1) 173.641***
Level of participation    3.536    187.879***
Poor 94 (79.0) 110 (79.7)   94 (79.0) 2 (1.4)  
Moderate 23 (19.3) 23 (16.7)   24 (20.2) 35 (25.4)  
High 2 (1.7) 5 (3.6   1 (0.8) 101 (73.2)  
  1. *P < 0.05; ***p < 0.001; ____ chi-square not calculated because there is a zero value for “yes, donated blood” in both groups