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Table 2 Reported practice of providing postnatal education during ANC by simulated clients based on topic taught (N = 81)

From: Provision of inadequate information on postnatal care and services during antenatal visits in Busega, Northwest Tanzania: a simulated client study

Variable HC providers Percent (%)
Number of topics taught
  •No topic discussed 50 61.73
  •One topic discussed 0 -
  •Two topics discussed 0 -
  •Three topics discussed 0 -
  •Four topics discussed 4 4.94
  •Five topics discussed 10 12.35
  •Six topics discussed 7 8.64
  •Seven topics discussed 4 4.94
  •Eight topics discussed 6 7.41
List of topics that were taught by HCPa who could have discussed more than one topic
  •Postnatal danger signs 27 33.33
  •Infant feeding (exclusive breast feeding) 27 33.33
  •Importance of attending postnatal visits as per schedule and completion of postnatal visits 26 32.10
  •Proper nutrition for you and your baby during postnatal period 24 29.63
  •Postpartum family planning and its importance 22 27.16
  •Prevention of disease particularly malaria during postnatal period 22 27.16
  •Personal hygiene for you and your baby during postnatal period 19 23.46
  •Self-care and other health practices during postnatal period 17 20.99
General practice on provision of postnatal education
  •Those who discussed 0–3 topics (not practiced) 50 61.73
  •Those who discussed 4–8 topics (practiced) 31 38.27
  1. a HCP health care provider