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Table 2 Birth history, complications & hospitalizations

From: Care practices and traditional beliefs related to neonatal jaundice in northern Vietnam: a population-based, cross-sectional descriptive study

Birth location, N = 979 n %
Commune health station 180 18
District hospital 561 57
Provincial hospital 189 19
Private clinic 6 <1
Home 9 <1
Other hospital 34 4
Birth clinical history, N = 979   
Cesarean section delivery (n,%) 157 16
Male newborn (n,%) 508 52
Birth weight (grams)(mean ± SD, range) 3132 ± 416 (1400, 5000)
Estimated Gestational Age (weeks) (mean ± SD, range) 38.9 ± 1.6 (32, 44)
Length of stay (median days) 1.35 -
Maternal complications during childbirth (n,%) 46 5
Infant complications during birth or birth hospitalization (n,%) 28 3
Cephalohematoma (n,%) 23 2
Infant perinatal complications, N = 28 (excludes readmissions) n %
Asphyxia 4 14
Jaundice 3 11
Respiratory distress/apnea 3 11
Prematurity/small for gestational age 3 11
Eye discharge 3 11
Infection 2 7
Cephalohematoma 2 7
Separated sutures 2 7
Meconium/amniotic fluid aspiration 2 7
No urination 1 4
Poor feeding 1 4
Rash 1 4
Don’t know 1 4
Hospitalization & treatments, N = 979 n %
Birth hospitalization for newborn illness 10 1
Readmissions 9 0.9
Phototherapy during birth hospitalization 6 0.6
Phototherapy during readmission 3 0.3
Phototherapy during birth hospitalization or with readmission 9 0.9
Exchange transfusion during birth hospitalization or readmission 0 0
Deaths 0 0