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Table 5 Relationship between optimal thermal care and socio-demographic/antenatal care factors (N = 418)

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

   Optimal thermal care?  
Variable N No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
Test statistic
Age (years)     
 Under 20 years 14 10 (64.3 5 (35.7) Chi-square (χ2) = 10.1, p = 0.006
 20–34 years 349 216 (61.9) 133 (38.1)
 At least 35 years 55 46 (83.6) 9 (16.4)
Total     
Mothers education     
 None 29 24 (82.8) 5 (17.2) Chi-square (χ2) = 45.4, p < 0.001
 Low 167 131 (78.4) 36 (21.6)
 High 222 113 (50.9) 109 (49.1)  
Religion of mother     
 Christianity 239 167 (69.9) 72 (30.1) χ2 = 5.7, p = 0.02
 Islam 179 105 (58.7) 74 (41.3)
Knowledge of newborn danger signs     
 1–3 229 165 (72.1) 64 (27.9) χ2 = 10.9
p = 0.001
 At least 4 189 107 (56.6) 82 (43.4)
Adequacy of ANC attendance     
 No 46 41 (89.1) 5 (10.9) Chi-square (χ2) = 13.2, p < 0.001
 Yes 372 231 (62.1) 141 (37.9)