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Table 3 KMC babies admitted and discharge characteristics, 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
Age of baby at admission
 0–1 days 8 (29.6) 11 (8.1) 130 (64) 31 (13.8) 0 (0.0) 180 (21.4)
 2–6 days 13 (48.1) 71 (52.2) 46 (22.7) 153 (68.3) 41 (16.4) 324 (38.6)
 7–28 days 6 (22.2) 50 (36.8) 25 (12.3) 37 (16.5) 183 (73.2) 301 (35.8)
 29- < 60 days 0 (0.0) 4 (2.9) 2 (1.0) 2 (0.9) 25 (10) 33 (3.9)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.2)
 Mean age during admission 4.6 8.1 2.9 4.7 14.8 7.8
Length of stay (from admission to discharge, days)
 0–7 days 15 (55.6) 133 (90.8) 184 (90.6) 163 (72.8) 64 (25.6) 559 (66.6)
 8–14 days 8(29.6) 0 (0.0) 4 (2.0) 34 (15.2) 57 (22.8) 103 (12.3)
 15–21 days 4 (14.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (5.4) 47 (18.8) 63 (7.5)
 22–28 days 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.9) 38 (15.2) 40 (4.8)
 29–55 days 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5) 35 (14.0) 36 (4.3)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 3 (2.2) 15 (7.4) 12 (5.4) 9 (3.6) 39 (4.6)
 Mean Length of stay 7.1 1.8 1.5 5.2 16.1 7.1
Discharge weight (g)
 500–999 g 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 5 (0.6)
 1000–1999 g 18 (72.0) 89 (66.9) 69 (36.5) 197 (89.6) 183 (74.4) 556 (68.4)
 2000–2499 g 5 (20.0) 8 (6.0) 30 (16.9) 9 (4.1) 5 (2.0) 57 (7.0)
 2500–2599 g 0 (0.0) 1 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.3)
 Not readable 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.1)
 Not recorded/missing 2 (8.0) 35 (26.3) 86 (45.5) 14 (6.4) 55 (22.4) 192 (23.6)
 Mean discharge weight 1875 1589 1600 1666 1596 1629
Baby’s condition at discharge
 Alive 27 (100) 133 (97.8) 192 (94.6) 213 (95.1) 241 (96.4) 806 (96)
 Neonatal Death 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.5) 4 (1.8) 2 (0.8) 9 (1.1)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 3 (2.2) 8 (3.9) 7 (3.1) 7 (2.8) 25 (3.0)
  1. Further details in Additional file 3