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Table 5 Knowledge of newborn danger signs, reported illness, and care seeking

From: Newborn care practices at home and in health facilities in 4 regions of Ethiopia

Indicator Frequency Weighted percentage
   (Adjusted CI)
Knowledge about danger signs   
Proportion of mothers who can name at least 3 newborn danger signs (out of 11 signs) 66/218 29.3%
(23.5, 35.0)
Proportion of mother listing specific danger signs unprompted   
Convulsions 28/218 12.7%
(7.4, 18.0)
Fever 189/218 83.6%
(76.2, 91.0)
Poor feeding/suckling 86/218 39.5%
(30.8, 48.3)
Difficult/fast breathing 47/218 21.1%
(16.4, 25.7)
Baby feels cold 20/218 8.5%
(4.6, 12.3)
Baby too small/born too early 3/218 2.0%
(0, 4.9)
Redness/discharge at cord 5/218 1.7%
(0, 3.5)
Eyes red/swollen/discharge 21/218 10.3%
(5.0, 15.6)
Yellow palms/soles/eyes 1/218 0.4%
(0, 1.1)
Lethargy 8/218 3.5%
(0.5, 6.5)
Unconscious 37/218 17.3%
(11.4, 23.3)
Reported newborn illness   
Proportion of newborns reported to experience an illness 36/217 15.2%
(8.7, 21.7)
Reported problems (from prompted list)1   
Fever 4/36 12.1%
(0, 26.3)
Unable to suckle/feed 7/36 22.0%
(7.9, 36.2)
Difficult/fast breathing 7/36 21.8%
(7.4, 36.2)
Diarrhea 4/36 8.6%
(0, 17.3)
Convulsions 3/36 7.0%
(0, 15.6)
Persistent vomiting 10/36 30.6%
(12.8, 48.4)
Yellow palms/soles/eyes 3/36 7.0%
(0, 15.9)
Lethargy 4/36 9.1%
(0, 19.4)
Unconscious 1/36 2.4%
(0, 7.7)
Red/discharging eyes 2/36 4.3%
(0, 10.4)
Skin pustules 2/36 4.8%
(0, 12.5)
Redness or puss around the cord 0/36 0%
Other 15/35 45.3%
   (25.1, 65.6)
Care seeking for newborn illness   
Proportion of sick newborns taken to a government, private, or NGO health facility for treatment2 18/36 46.2%
(21.1, 71.4)
Sources of care sought for sick newborns1   
Government health facility 15/36 38.1%
(14.0, 62.3)
Private/NGO health facility 4/36 10.2%
(0, 22.7)
Private pharmacy or other shop 4/36 11.8%
(1.3, 22.3)
Traditional practitioner 1/36 3.5%
(0, 9.9)
Among sick newborns who did not receive care outside the home, reason for not seeking care1   
Expecting self resolution of illness 10/14 70.2%
(35.6, 100)
Health facility too far/no transport 5/14 41.7%
(1.4, 82.0)
Not customary to seek care outside home 2/14 17.9%
(0, 50.4)
Other 3/14 24.5%
   (0, 62.4)
  1. 1More than one response allowed; 2Private pharmacy excluded as health facility.