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Table 7 Determinants of safe cord care, optimal thermal care and good neonatal feeding

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

Variable AOR (95% CI) safe cord care AOR (95% CI) optimal thermal care AOR (95% CI) good neonatal feeding AOR (95% CI) aOverall adequacy of new born care practices
Maternal Age (years)     
  ≥ 35 Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Under 20 years 6.57 (1.71, 25.31)** 3.65 (0.79, 16.86) 2.22 (0.55, 9.0) 7.41 (0.85, 64.91)
 20–34 years 2.01 (0.98, 4.12) 3.28 (1.34, 8.04) ** 2.02 (1.11, 3.70)* 7.31 (1.65, 32.44)**
Adequacy of ANC attendance     
 No Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Yes 4.04 (1.53, 10.66)** 2.74 (1.01, 7.55) 1.90 (1.01, 3.61)* Not significant
Place of delivery     
 Home Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Health facility 5.60 (1.19, 26.30)** Not significant Not significant in final model Not significant in final model
Mother could recall at least 4 new born danger signs?     
 1–3 Reference Reference Reference Reference
 At least 4 Not significant in final model Not significant 2.00 (1.26, 3.17) ** 2.51 (1.41, 4.47)**
Maternal Educational level     
 No education Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Low (Primary to JHS) Not significant in final model 6.76 (0.85, 53.89) Not significant in final model Not significant in final model
 High (At least SHS) Not significant in final model 20.54 (2.60, 162.12)** Not significant in final model Not significant in final model
Type of religion     
 Christianity Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Islam Not significant in final model 1.72 (1.09, 2.72)* Not significant in final model Not significant
Parity     
 Primiparous Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Secundiparous Not significant 1.19 (0.70, 2.02) Not significant 2.05 (1.08, 3.89)*
 Multiparous Not significant 2.67 (1.41, 5.05)** Not significant 2.04 (0.97, 4.30)
  1. AOR (95% CI): Adjusted odds ratio at 95% confidence level
  2. *significant at p < 0.05; **significant at p < 0.01; ***significant at p < 0.001
  3. aOverall adequacy of new born care practices was defined to comprise safe cord care, optimal thermal care and good neonatal feeding