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Table 4 KMC practice and attitudes at follow-up visits

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

  Follow-up visit n(%) Crude analysis Weight adjusted analysis
  First (n = 182) Second (n = 175) Third (n = 170) Fourth (n = 157) OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Mother practicing KMC 181 (99.5) 172 (98.3) 165 (97.1) 148 (94.3) 0.4 (0.1-0.8) 0.009 1.4 (0.6-3.3) 0.433
Practicing KMC at night 160 (87.9) 162 (92.6) 163 (95.9) 144 (91.7) 1.2 (0.9-1.6) 0.113 1.7 (1.2-2.6) 0.005
Practicing KMC outside Home 106 (58.2) 126 (72.0) 142 (83.5) 142 (90.4) 3.0 (2.2-3.9) < 0.001 2.4 (1.7-3.3) < 0.001
Spouse knowing about KMC? 157 (82.5) 151 (86.3) 145 (85.3) 146 (93.0) 1.3 (1.0-1.7) 0.063 1.0 (0.7-1.4) 0.920
Spouse/Helper practicing KMC? 121 (66.5) 130 (74.3) 128 (75.3) 130 (82.8) 1.7 (1.4-2.2) < 0.001 1.6 (1.1-2.4) 0.007
Cooking preventing KMC 30 (16.5) 30 (17.1) 26 (15.3) 24 (15.3) 0.8 (0.6-1.1) 0.251 0.8 (0.5-1.2) 0.282
Strange looks preventing KMC 7 (3.8) 5 (2.9) 8 (4.7) 3 (1.9) 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 0.543 1.0 (0.6-1.7) 0.934
Baby suckling 172 (94.5) 168 (96.0) 163 (95.9) 152 (96.8) 1.4 (0.8-2.6) 0.224 1.1 (0.5-2.4) 0.707
Baby taking EBM 150 (82.4) 145 (82.9) 147 (86.5) 129 (82.2) 1.0 (0.8-1.3) 0.875 1.6 (1.1-2.3) 0.011
Baby taking water 6 (3.3) 2 (1.1) 2 (1.2) 1 (0.6) 0.1 (0.0-0.8) 0.031 0.0 (0.0-0.6) 0.023
Baby taking other feeds 7 (3.8) 6 (3.4) 7 (4.1) 5 (3.2) 1.1 (0.3-4.0) 0.931 1.0 (0.4-2.8) 0.944
Weight (kgs) mean(sd) 1.6 (0.3) 1.8 (0.4) 2.0 (0.4) 2.3 (0.5) _ < 0.001 _ _