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Table 6 Relationship between good neonatal feeding and socio-demographic/antenatal care factors (N = 418)

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

   Good neonatal feeding?  
Variable N No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
Test statistic
Age (years)     
 Under 20 years 14 5 (35.7) 9 (64.3) Chi-square (χ2) = 6.2, p = 0.05
 20–34 years 349 85 (24.4) 264 (75.6)
 At least 35 years 55 22 (40.0) 33 (60.0)
Adequacy of ANC attendance     
 No 46 19 (41.3) 27 (58.7) Chi-square (χ2) = 5.9, p = 0.014
 Yes 376 91 (24.5) 281 (75.5)
Mothers’ education     
 None 29 10 (34.5) 19 (65.5) χ2 = 5.5, p = 0.06
 Low 167 52 (31.1) 115 (68.9)
 High 222 48 (21.6) 174 (78.4)
Knowledge of newborn danger signs     
 1–3 229 74 (32.3) 155 (67.7) χ2 = 9.4
p = 0.002
 At least 4 189 36 (19.0) 153 (81.0)