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Table 3 Immediate Newborn Care Practices and Knowledge of Newborn Danger Signs Before (2005-2006) and After (2008-2009) Intervention Implementation by Service Area, Matlab, Bangladesh

From: Effectiveness of an integrated approach to reduce perinatal mortality: recent experiences from Matlab, Bangladesh

  icddr, b service area Government service area
  Baseline (n = 1211) (%) End-line (n = 1153) (%) P-value Baseline (n = 1196) (%) End-line (n = 1144) (%) P-value
Newborn care practice
Timing of first newborn bath
   < 1 day 29.7 4.1 < 0.001 43.7 23.6 < 0.001
   1 day 8.8 2.0   6.7 6.8  
   2 days 14.2 8.1   7.0 11.2  
   > = 3 days 45.2 84.6   41.3 56.1  
   Don't remember 2.1 1.2   1.3 2.3  
Breastfeeding practice
Colostrums as first food
   Yes 82.5 96.1 < 0.001 57.8 75.3 < 0.001
   No 17.5 3.9   42.2 24.7  
Timing of breastfeeding after birth
   < 30 min 60.9 80.9 < 0.001 45.8 58.1 < 0.001
   30-59 min 21.0 6.7   23.4 20.3  
   > = 60 min 18.2 12.4   30.8 21.7  
Knowledge of danger sign for newborn
   Difficult or fast breathing 90.4 91.2 0.26 82.4 81.5 0.28
   Poor sucking or feeding 20.8 31.7 < 0.001 12.5 9.8 0.02
   Yellow coloration skin/eye 41.0 29.0 < 0.001 34.4 28.8 0.002
   Pus discharge from umbilical cord 7.9 44.3 < 0.001 3.8 4.4 0.26
   Pus discharge from eyes 2.7 25.2 < 0.001 0.8 1.0 0.37
   Very small baby 4.6 15.2 < 0.001 1.8 1.8 0.55
   Convulsion 33.9 49.0 < 0.001 17.1 20.8 0.01
   Lethargy/unconsciousness 1.7 2.8 0.05 0.7 0.8 0.46
   None of above/others 2.6 1.4 0.02 6.4 7.5 0.17