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Table 2 Participants (mothers and newborns) characteristics

From: Health care staff support for mothers in NICU: a focused ethnography study

  Characteristic Range N (%)
Mother (N = 21) Age (years) 20–35
Marital status Married 21 (100%)
Education level Primary education 4 (19.5%)
Secondary education 11 (52%)
Bachelor of Science 6 (28.5%)
Parity Nulliparous 16(76%)
Multipara 5(24%)
Job status Housewife 18 (86%)
Employed 3 (14%)
Neonate(N = 21) Birth weight (grams) 1300–4500
Gestational age (weeks) 32–42
Age on admission (days) 1–28
Length of stay (days) 7–30
Sex Male 10(43%)
Female 12(57%)
Maturity Term 14(66.5%)
Preterm 7(33.5%)
Diagnosis Malformation 7(33%)
Infection 6(28.5%)
RDS 5(24%)
Seizure 2(9.5%)
Metabolic Diseases 1(5%)