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Table 2 Characteristics of babies admitted to KMC ward/corners, EN-BIRTH study (n = 840)

From: Kangaroo mother care: EN-BIRTH multi-country validation study

Characteristics Bangladesh Nepal Tanzania Total
Azimpur
Tertiary
Kushtia
District
Pokhara
Regional
Temeke
Regional
Muhimbili
National
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Total 27 136 203 224 250 840
Sex of the baby
 Male 8 (29.3) 67 (49.3) 95 (46.8) 108 (48.2) 101 (40.4) 379 (45.1)
 Female 19 (70.4) 69 (50.7) 108 (53.2) 114 (50.9) 148 (59.2) 458 (54.5)
 Ambiguous 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.2)
Place of delivery
 Inborn 24 (88.9) 104 (76.5) 172 (84.7) 205 (91.5) 244 (97.6) 749 (89.2)
 Outborn 3 (11.1) 32 (23.5) 31 (15.3) 19 (8.5) 6 (2.4) 91 (10.8)
Gestational age (completed weeks)
  < 28 (extreme preterm) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 2 (0.9) 5 (2.3) 13 (5.2) 21 (2.5)
 28–31 (very preterm) 2 (7.4) 24 (17.7) 12 (5.9) 42 (18.8) 125 (50.0) 205 (24.4)
 32–36 (moderate/late preterm) 11 (40.0) 84 (61.8) 61 (30.1) 79 (35.3) 92 (36.8) 327 (38.9)
  > 37–40 13 (48.2) 26 (19.1) 81 (39.9) 26 (11.6) 8 (3.2) 154 (18.3)
  > 40 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (3.9) 4 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 12 (1.4)
 Don’t know 1 (3.7) 1 (0.7) 39 (19.2) 68 (30.4) 12 (4.8) 121 (14.4)
Admission weight (g)
 500–999 g 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 3 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 37 (14.8) 41 (4.9)
 1000-1499 g 3 (11.1) 30 (22.1) 27 (13.3) 68 (30.4) 166 (66.4) 294 (35.0)
 1500–1999 g 19 (70.4) 89 (65.4) 96 (47.3) 147 (65.6) 43 (17.2) 394 (46.9)
 2000–2499 g 1 (3.7) 14 (10.3) 74 (36.5) 5 (2.2) 0 (0.0) 94 (11.2)
 2500–4999 g 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
 Not recorded/missing 4 (16.0) 1 (0.7) 3 (1.6) 4 (1.8) 4 (1.6) 16 (1.9)
Weight KMC indicated (WHO)
  ≤ 2000 g 23 (85.2) 129 (94.9) 198 (97.5) 219 (97.8) 246 (98.4) 815 (97.0)
Mean admission weight (g) 1726 1642 1742 1570 1238 1529
  1. Further details in Additional file 3