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Table 2 Newborn care practices (n = 928)

From: Is antenatal care preparing mothers to care for their newborns? A community-based cross-sectional study among lactating women in Masindi, Uganda

Variable n (%)
Cord Care
Material used for tying umbilical cord  
  Clean thread 702 (75.7)
  Unclean household cloth 226 (24.4)
Instrument used for cutting umbilical cord  
  New razor blade 534 (57.5)
  Sterile instrument 322 (34.7)
  Old razorblade/household instruments 72 (7.8)
Application of substance on umbilical cord  
  Baby powder 576 (62.1)
  Animal waste 5 (0.5)
  Soot Powder 26 (2.8)
  Herbs 57 (6.1)
  Salt water/Spirit or alcohol 65 (7.0)
  Nothing 199 (21.4)
Cord Care  
  Incomplete cord care 708 (76.3)
  Complete cord care 220 (23.7)
Thermal care
Warmth for the new-born/drying of the baby  
  Before the placenta is delivered 336 (36.2)
  After the placenta is delivered 189 (20.4)
  After the delivery is complete 17 (1.8)
  Baby not dried just wrapped 386 (41.6)
Warmth for the new-born/wrapping of the baby  
  Before the placenta is delivered 451 (48.6)
  After the placenta is delivered 447 (48.2)
  Long after the delivery has been concluded 30 (3.2)
Warmth for the new-born/Timing of first bathing  
  Immediately after delivery of the baby 349 (37.6)
  Within 6 hrs. of delivery 213 (23.0)
  7-23 hrs. after delivery 254 (27.4)
  Second day or later 112 (12.1)
Thermal care  
  Incomplete thermal care 871 (93.9)
  Complete thermal care 57 (6.1)
Immunisation status  
Immunisation
  Received BCG 782 (84.3)
  Did not receive BCG 146 (15.7)
  Received Polio 0 601 (64.8)
  Did not receive Polio 0 327 (35.2)
Incomplete newborn vaccination 317 (34.2)
Complete Newborn vaccination 611 (65.8)