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Table 4 Predictors of good cord care (Bivariate analysis)

From: Prevalence and determinants of essential newborn care practices in the Lawra District of Ghana

   Good cord care?  
Variable N No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
Test statistic
Age (years)     
 Under 20 years 14 5 (35.7) 9 (64.3) Chi-square (χ2) = 11.6, p = 0.003
 20–34 years 349 215 (61.6) 134 (38.4)
 At least 35 years 55 44 (80.0) 11 (20.0)
Adequacy of ANC attendance     
 No 46 41 (89.1) 5 (10.9) Chi-square (χ2) = 15.0, p < 0.001
 Yes 372 223 (59.9) 149 (40.1)
Knowledge of dangers of newborn care signs     
 1–3 229 156 (68.1) 73 (31.9) Chi-square (χ2) = 5.4, p = 0.02
 At least 4 189 108 (57.1) 81 (42.9)
Mothers’ education     
 None 29 25 (86.2) 4 (13.8) Chi-square (χ2) = 14.0, p = 0.001
 Low 167 115 (68.9) 52 (31.1)
 High 222 124 (55.9) 98 (44.1)