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Table 4 Local names and perceived causes of pre-eclampsia

From: Community perceptions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in southern Mozambique

Pre-eclampsia
Local names High blood pressure (tensão alta)a
Pressure (tensão)a
Illness of the heart (mavabjiyambilo or mavabjiyatimpfalu)b
Fainting disease (doença de desmaiar)a
Perceived causes Mistreatment by the in-laws
Marital problems
Excessive thinking/worrying
Anger
Sadness
Eating a diet high in salt
  1. aTerms mentioned in Portuguese
  2. bTerm mentioned in Changana