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Table 3 Informant knowledge on women’s health issues in Bénin (46 questionnaires) and Gabon (41 questionnaires)

From: Comparing local perspectives on women’s health with statistics on maternal mortality: an ethnobotanical study in Bénin and Gabon

Health issue # of citations # of citations
  (% informants1) (% informants1)
  Bénin Gabon
Anemia 62 (98%) 63 (88%)
Breast milk stimulation 44 (85%) 78 (93%)
Pregnancy-related 103 (98%) 60 (66%)
Menstrual-related 65 (83%) 53 (76%)
High blood pressure 49 (87%) 43 (63%)
Childbirth-related 70 (78%) 56 (66%)
Vaginal cleanse 39 (67%) 64 (76%)
Sexually transmitted infections 66 (83%) 13 (34%)
Infertility 31 (67%) 39 (46%)
Postpartum hemorrhage 37 (73%) 22 (41%)
  1. ¹Percentage of informants with knowledge of at least one treatment.