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Table 4 Essential newborn care practices (n = 209)

From: Maternal and newborn healthcare practices: assessment of the uptake of lifesaving services in Hoima District, Uganda

Practice of the 7 essential newborn care actions N %
None 42 20.1%
 1–2 167 79.9%
 3–4 158 75.6%
 5–6 94 45.0%
 7 1 0.5%
Performance of each of the 7 essential newborn care practices
 Childbirth at the health facility 167 79.9%
 Skilled birth attendant 167 79.9%
 Clean birthing kit used 186 89.0%
 Skin to skin 199 95.2%
Early initiation of breastfeedinga 125 59.8%
 Discharge from the HF beyond 24 h 42 20.1%
 Recall of 6 Danger signs of the newborn 5 2.4%
  1. ato qualify as a woman who did Early initiation of breastfeeding, only those who provided did not provide pre-lacteal feeds were included