Skip to main content

Table 4 Care-seeking behavior & jaundice knowledge

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

Follow-up newborn care, N = 979 n %
Sought routine, well-baby care during first 2 weeks 24 2
Sought care for medical concerns during first 2 weeks 60 6
Knowledge & recognition of jaundice, N = 979 n %
Had any knowledge of jaundice prior to delivery 439 45
Had knowledge that jaundice can be harmful 261 27
Received jaundice education from health providers after birth 105 11
Infant appeared jaundiced during first week 206 21
Did you worry about the jaundice and seek care? N = 206 n %
Worried, sought medical care 22 11
Not worried, did not seek medical care 66 32
Worried, but did not seek medical care 118 57
Reason for not seeking care for jaundice, N = 118 n %
Physiologic jaundice, self-limited 45 38
Caused by lanh 21 18
Caused by separation of sutures/fontanelle 20 17
Caused by both lanh and separation of sutures/fontanelle 1 <1
Still hospitalized 8 7
Not severe, monitored at home 6 5
Used herbal bath 2 2
Believed once skin exfoliates, jaundice will resolve 2 2
Weather too cold 2 2
Brought to traditional healer 1 <1
Placed infant in the sun 1 <1
Only recently became jaundiced 1 <1
Asked advice from a physician 1 <1
Was too busy 1 <1
Was advised by people not to worry 1 <1
Normal to have skin color changes 1 <1
Don’t know, no response 4 3