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Table 2 Level of selected care practices during delivery and neonatal period

From: Poor newborn care practices - a population based survey in eastern Uganda

Characteristics Total %
Time labour began n = 356   
   Day 146 42
   Night 205 58
Time of delivery n = 391   
   Day 195 50
   Night 196 50
Health facility delivery n = 393   
   Yes 181 46
   No 212 54
Surface of delivery n = 392   
   Clean 258 66
   Dirty 134 34
Instrument used to cut the cord n = 391   
   Clean 333 85
   Not clean 58 15
Material used to tie the cord n = 391   
   Clean 387 99
   Not clean 4 14
Type of instrument used to cut the cord n = 391   
   Un used new razor blade 223 57
   Used razor blade 41 10
   Scissors 110 28
   Other/Don't know 17 5.0
What was used to tie the cord n = 391   
   Cloth strip 39 10.0
   Clean thread 338 86.4
   Rubber band 3 0.1
   Other/Don't know 11 2.8
What was put on the cord n = 389   
   Nothing 198 51
   Medical drugs 11 3.0
   Powder 87 22.2
   Ash 3 0.8
   Salty water 43 11
   Other 47 12
How long after birth baby was breastfed n = 392   
   Immediately 199 51
   Less than 6 hours 159 41
   6 - 24 hours 24 6.0
   >24 hours 10 2.0
If at all, bottle fed in neonatal period n = 391   
   Yes 42 11
   No 349 89
How long after birth was baby first bathed n = 244   
   Less than 1 hour 13 5
   2- 6 hours 125 51
   7 - 12 hours 63 26
   13 - 24 hours 34 14
   >24 hours 9 4
Safe cord care n = 387   
   Yes 149 39
   No 238 61
Good neonatal feeding n = 378   
   Yes 216 57
   No 162 43
Optimal thermal care n = 398   
   Yes 166 42
   No 226 58