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Table 4 Fetal and neonatal characteristics of the neonates admitted in Amhara region referral hospitals, Northern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 612)

From: Incidence and predictors of neonatal mortality among neonates admitted in Amhara regional state referral hospitals, Ethiopia: prospective follow up study

Variables Number Percent
Birth weight known
 Yes 580 94.77
 No 32 5.23
Birth weight in kg (n = 580)
 < 2 144 24.83
 2–2.5 76 13.10
 2.5–4 360 62.07
Fetal presentation
 Cephalic 560 91.50
 Breech 48 7.84
 Shoulder 4 0.65
APGAR score known
 Yes 464 75.8
 No 148 24.2
APGAR score in 1st minute (n = 464)
 ≤ 3 42 9.05
 4–6 172 37.07
 ≥ 7 250 53.88
APGAR score in 5th minute (n = 464)
 4–6 103 22.20
 ≥ 7 361 77.80
Feeding Option
 Exclusive breastfeeding 568 92.81
 Exclusive replacement feeding 4 0.65
 Mixed feeding 40 6.54
Time of initiating breastfeeding (n = 608)
 ≤ 1 h 296 48.68
 > 1 h 261 42.93
Gestational Age in weeks (n = 568)
 < 37 wks 208 33.99
 37wks- 42wks 350 57.19
 > 42wks 10 1.63
Neonatal age at admission (in hours)
 < 24 424 69.3
 24–168 105 17.2
 168.1–672 83 13.6
Weight at admission in kg
 < 2.5 kg 237 38.7
 ≥ 2.5 kg 375 61.3