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Table 3 Univariate association of neonatal related factors and neonatal mortality in Assosa zone, Western Ethiopia, 2013

From: Predictors of neonatal mortality in Assosa zone, Western Ethiopia: a matched case control study

  Case(n = 114) Control(n = 114)   
Variables number(%) number(%) CmOR(95%CI) P value
Sex of the neonate
 Male 57(50) 56(49.12) 1.03(0.66–1.75) 0.892
 Female 57(50) 58(50.88) 1  
Size of neonates at birth
 Average size 61(53.51) 97(85.09) 1  
 Small size 53(46.49) 17(14.91) 5.00(2.44–10.22) < 0.001*
Gestational age
 > =37 weeks 70(61.40) 101(88.60) 1  
 < 37 weeks 44(38.60) 13(11.40) 5.42(2.42–12.15) < 0.001*
Time of breast feeding initiation
< =1 h (early) 19(21.84) 25(21.93) 1  
 > =2–24 h (late) 68(78.16) 89(78.07) 1.13(0.56–2.26) 0.723
Breast feeding practice
 Exclusive 14(16.09) 51(44.74) 1  
 Partial 73(83.91) 63(55.26) 3.55(1.69–7.44) < 0.001*
Vaccination at birth
 Yes 32(28.07) 57(50) 0.35(0.19–0.66) 0.001*
 No 82(71.93) 57(50) 1  
  1. *Variables statistically significant at P- value < 0.05