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Table 3 Knowledge and attitude of pregnant women on herbal medicine use, Hossana, June, 2015

From: Prevalence of herbal medicine use and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Hossana Town, Southern Ethiopia: facility based cross sectional study

Variables Total (N and %), N =353
Knowledge on herbal medicine
 Sufficient knowledge 285 (80.7 %)
 Insufficient knowledge 68 (19.3 %)
Heard about herbal medicine
 Yes 323 (92.1 %)
 No 28 (7.9 %)
Types of herbal medicine respondents knew*
 Garlic (Allium sativum) 270 (76.5 %)
 Ginger (zingiberofficinale) 253 (71.7 %)
 Eucalyptus 159 (45 %)
 Tenaadam (Rutachalenssis) 233 (66 %)
 Damakesse (ocimumlamiifolium) 81 (25 %)
 Omore 10 (2.8 %)
 Others** 31 (8.5 %)
Possible complications replied by the respondents*
 Abortion 169 (47.9 %)
 Excessive uterine contraction 114 (32.3 %)
 Uterine rupture 105 (29.7 %)
Attitude
 Positive 184 (52.1 %)
 Negative 169 (47.9 %)
  1. *More than one possible answers were used
  2. **berawa, feto, duba fire, tosign, limich