Percentages of observed practices Percentages of self-reported practices* P-values
Clinical actions
Performs a breast exam 96 96 1
Measures weight 93 100 0.491
Checks blood pressure 93 96 1
Measures height 89 89 1
Checks for signs of anaemia (e.g. pale hand palm/ inner eyelids) 85 89 1
Takes a blood sample 81 70 0.524
Measures uterine height 74 93 0.141
Takes an urine sample 74 82 0.743
Measures mid-upper arm circumference 70 89 0.175
Measures woman’s temperature 70 78 0.756
Checks for oedema 70 85 0.326
Listens to fetal heartbeat 59 89 0.028
Verbal assessment items
Asks about knowledge of HIV status 70 85 0.326
Asks if sleeping under a long-lasting impregnated bed net 63 89 0.054
Asks about last tetanus toxoid injection 63 82 0.224
Asks about daily workload 52 44 0.586
Asks about appetite 48 52 0.785
Asks about iron/folate intake 44 89 0.002
Asks about medicine (Fansidar) intake for malaria prevention 33 78 0.001
Asks about eating habits 26 30 1
Asks about sleeping and resting habits 26 26 1
Asks about intake of parasite prophylaxis or treatment 18 63 0.001
Asks about the use of iodized salt in woman’s household 15 33 0.202
Asks about plan to exclusively breastfeed 0 41 0.007
Ask about potential side effects of iron/folate supplements 0 33 0.003