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Table 5 Bivariate association between type of VHV and information given by VHV 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. Necessity of receiving ANC 3.5 (0.6) 3.0 (1.0) 0.03
2. Importance of facility-based delivery 3.5 (0.5) 3.1 (0.9) 0.02
3. Danger signs during pregnancy 3.4 (0.6) 2.8 (1.1) <0.01
4. The context of ANC services 3.5 (0.6) 3.2 (0.9) 0.14
5. Importance of support from husband 3.4 (0.7) 3.1 (0.9) 0.09
6. Advice on preparing for birth 3.4 (0.6) 3.1 (1.0) 0.19
7. Advice on delivering the baby 3.3 (0.6) 3.0 (1.0) 0.15
8. Advice on breastfeeding 3.3 (0.7) 3.1 (0.8) 0.40
9. Advice on raising children 3.3 (0.6) 3.1 (0.9) 0.26
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. aAccording to Mann-Whitney U test