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Table 3 Levels of selected newborn care practices by socio-demographic and antenatal and delivery care factors

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

Characteristic Safe cord care
%, p-value
Thermal care
%, p-value
Neonatal feeding
%, p-value
Maternal Age       
<19 11   8   8 0.60
19-25 32 0.04 39 0.63 38  
26-30 24   26   29  
>30 33   27   24  
Parity       
1 32 0.01 25 0.77 25 0.81
2-4 27   33   37  
>4 42   42   39  
Social group       
1(Lowest) 14   15   13 0.58
2 22 0.42 23 0.66 19  
3 24   27   26  
4 28   22   25  
5 (Highest) 12   13   18  
ANC attendance       
1 10 0.72 11 0.32 8 0.82
2-3 62   55   61  
>3 28   34   31  
Time of 1st visit       
1st trimester 11 0.59 12 0.97 13 0.97
2nd trimester 55   55   55  
3rd trimester 34   33   32  
Tested for HIV       
Yes 43 0.71 39 0.49 38 0.13
No 57   61   62  
Time labour began       
Day 53 0.06 44 0.22 47 0.56
Night 47   56   53  
Time of delivery       
Day 50 0.98 48 0.44 49 0.80
Night 50   52   51  
Distance to clinic       
None 28 0.36 35 0.78 33 0.82
<5 Km 56   49   52  
5+ Km 16   16   15  
Birth prepared       
Yes 87 0.67 84 0.17 86 0.79
No 13   16   14  
Pregnancy counselling       
Yes 96 0.64 94 0.26 95 0.19
No 4   6   5