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Table 4 Bivariate association between type of VHV and VHV support during pregnancy (n=120)a

From: Impact of village health volunteer support on postnatal depressive symptoms in the remote rural areas of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study

  Pair-VHV Single-VHV p
n=86 n=34
M (SD) M (SD)
1. VHV checked danger signs during pregnancy 4.3 (0.8) 2.8 (1.4) <0.01
2. VHV measured my blood pressure 4.4 (0.9) 2.4 (1.5) <0.01
3. VHV encouraged me to go to ANC 4.4 (0.8) 4.1 (1.0) 0.12
4. VHV came with me to ANC visit 3.6 (1.4) 2.4 (1.4) <0.01
5. VHV stayed and helped me while health center staff provided ANC in my community 4.3 (0.7) 3.9 (1.3) 0.25
6. VHV talked to my husband/family about important things to know during pregnancy 4.2 (1.0) 3.9 (1.1) 0.28
7. VHV offered me transportation to a health center when necessary 3.2 (1.6) 2.9 (1.4) 0.15
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. aAccording to Mann-Whitney U test