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Table 2 Clinical data at various periods on admission

From: Perception and practice of Kangaroo Mother Care after discharge from hospital in Kumasi, Ghana: A longitudinal study

  Period
  At Birth (n = 202) Initiation of KMC (n = 199) At Discharge (n = 195)
Weight (grams) Mean (SD) 1591 (296) 1530 (286) 1573 (294)
Estimated Gestational age (weeks) Mean(SD) 31.5 (3.1) _ _
Death n(%) _ 3 (1.5%) 7 (3.5%)
Admission Duration (Days) Median(IQR) _ _ 12 (8-17)
Caesarean section delivery n(%) 45 (22.3%) _ _
Baby taking top-up Expressed Breast Milk n(%) _ _ 180 (89.1%)
Baby actively suckling n(%) _ _ 188 (93.1%)
Baby on exclusive breastfeeding n(%) _ _ 190 (94.1%)