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Table 2 Lay perception regarding causes of deaths in neonatal period

From: Causes of neonatal and maternal deaths in Dhaka slums: Implications for service delivery

Lay perception of cause of neonatal deaths N (%)
Supernatural causes (Evil eye/spirit, Alga batas) 60 (23.1)
Premature birth 23 (8.8)
Cold 22 (8.5)
Low birth weight 16 (6.2)
Pneumonia 14 (5.4)
Wrong process of delivery 13 (5.0)
Other causes* 112 (43.1)
  1. *Other causes included fever, jaundice, twin could not live alone, God knows, vomiting, unable to provide treatment, lack of good quality of treatment at hospital, experience of violence during pregnancy by mother