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Table 4 Behaviour taboos of women during the puerperium

From: Postpartum practices of puerperal women and their influencing factors in three regions of Hubei, China

Behaviour taboos Urban (n = 637) Suburban (n = 628) Rural (n = 710) Total (n = 1975)
  n % n % n % n %
Ventilate the room 82 12.9 79 12.6 37 5.2 198 10.0
Bask in the sunshine 215 33.8 164 26.1 212 29.9 591 29.9
Bath 205 32.2 164 26.1 114 16.1 483 24.5
Wash hair 216 33.9 181 28.8 241 33.9 638 32.3
Brush teeth 87 13.7 103 16.4 73 10.3 263 13.3
Feed colostrum 61 9.6 65 10.4 90 12.7 216 10.9