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Table 3 Item analysis - percent of women receiving message during antenatal visit, by topic and provider type (per protocol)

From: Task shifting in maternal and newborn care: a non-inferiority study examining delegation of antenatal counseling to lay nurse aides supported by job aids in Benin

  Nurse-midwives Lay Nurse Aides Differ-ence (β) 95% CI
No. of pregnant women (N = 409) 206 203   
Prenatal care     
   Sleep under a mosquito net 74.3 90.1 15.9* 9.8, 22.0
   Take anti-malarials 71.4 89.2 17.8* 11.5, 24.1
   Take iron/folic supplements 75.7 90.1 14.4 8.4, 20.4
   Have at least four prenatal visits 65.5 85.2 19.7* 12.9, 26.5
   Eat more and more varied 73.3 86.7 13.4* 7.0, 19.8
Birth preparedness     
   Identify place of delivery 85.4 84.2 -1.2 -7.0, 4.6
   Identify means of transport 86.9 83.7 -3.1 -8.9, 2.6
   Identify skilled attendant 71.8 46.8 -25.0* -32.8, -17.3
   Put money aside 84.5 83.7 -0.7 -6.7, 5.2
   Plan for emergency 81.1 69.0 -12.1* -19.1, -5.1
   Plan with family 84.5 79.8 -4.7 -10.9, 1.6
   Identify a blood donor 68.9 70.0 1.0 -6.5, 8.5
Danger signs during pregnancy     
   Vaginal bleeding 71.3 75.4 4.0 -3.2, 11.2
   Convulsions 53.4 43.4 -10.0* -18.1, -2.0
   Fever 71.4 73.9 2.5 -4.7, 9.8
   Water loss 71.8 74.4 2.5 -4.7, 9.7
   Abdominal pains 72.8 74.4 1.6 -5.6, 8.7
   Severe headaches 67.5 72.9 5.4 -2.0, 12.9
   Blurred vision 66.0 62.1 -3.9 -11.8, 3.8
   Swelling of limbs 58.3 65.0 6.8 -1.1, 14.7
   Diminished fetal movement 57.3 50.2 -7.0 -15.1, 1.1
Clean Delivery     
   Bring plastic cloth 67.0 62.6 -4.4 -12.2, 3.3
   Bring five clean towels 82.0 80.3 -1.7 -8.1, 4.6
Immediate newborn carea     
   Skin-to-skin contact 45.8 53.1 7.3 -3.5, 18.0
   Initiation of immediate breast feeding (BF) 57.5 56.6 -0.9 -11.5, 9.8
   Avoid prelacteal foods/exclusive BF 54.2 60.2 6.0 -4.6, 16.7
   Delayed bathing 41.7 45.1 3.5 -7.2, 14.1
   Clean cord care 37.5 42.5 5.0 -5.6, 15.5
   Thermal protection 47.5 52.2 4.7 -6.1, 15.5
Communication technique     
   Presents the subject 98.5 100.0 1.5 0, 2.8
   Determines woman's current knowledge 99.0 98.0 -1.0 -3.0, 0.1
   Uses cards or other visual aids 99.5 100.0 0.5 -0.3, 1.3
   Verifies understanding 98.5 98.5 0 -2.0, 1.9
   Motivates to adapt behaviors 96.1 99.0 2.9 0.4, 5.4
   Asks woman if she has questions 97.1 99.5 2.4 0.3, 4.5
  1. [a] Includes only women at six to nine months of pregnancy. * Significant at p < 0.05