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Table 3 Unadjusted association between neonatal sepsis and newborn care practices among mother-infant dyads in Kampala District, 2012

From: Burden and factors associated with clinical neonatal sepsis in urban Uganda: a community cohort study

Variable Neonatal sepsis OR (95% CI) P- value
Yes n (%)a No n (%)a
Applied substance on the cord
 No 28 (80.0) 223 (79.1) 1  
 Yes 7 (20.0) 59 (20.9) 0.94 (0.39–2.27) 0.899
No of times the cord is cleaned per day
  < 3 times 14 (40.0) 115 (40.9) 1  
  ≥ 3 times 21 (60.0) 166 (59.1) 1.04 (0.51–2.13) 0.917
Bathed baby within 24 h
 No 20 (58.2) 164 (58.8) 1  
 Yes 14 (41.2) 115 (41.2) 1.00 (0.48–2.06) 0.996
Washed hands prior to handling the baby
 No 10 (29.4) 41 (14.7) 1  
 Yes 24 (70.6) 238 (85.3) 0.41 (0.18–0.94) 0.029
Bathed baby with herbal medicine
 No 9 (26.5) 97 (35.7) 1  
 Yes 25 (73.5) 175 (64.3) 1.54 (0.69–3.43) 0.291
  1. OR Odds ratio
  2. Significant p value
  3. aColumn percentages