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Table 2 Clinical related characteristics of healthcare providers in South Gondar hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2021 (n = 214)

From: The shadow challenges to improve the state essential newborn care practices in healthcare providers: evidence from a multicentre cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Hand washing before the procedure
 1. Yes, performed 165 77.10
 2. No, never 49 22.90
Put on a sterile glove
 1. Yes, performed 170 79.44
 2. No, never 44 20.56
Wearing apron
 1. Yes, performed 174 81.31
 2. No, never 40 18.69
Wearing mask
 1. Yes, performed 121 56.54
 2. No, never 93 43.46
Wipe the eye &face when the head is delivered
 1. Yes, performed 168 78.50
 2. No, never 46 21.50
Dry the baby immediately with a dry towel
 1. Yes, performed 193 90.19
 2. No, never 21 9.81
Check & sucks the airway after delivery
 1. Yes, performed 175 81.78
 2. No, never 39 18.22
Take APGAR score
 1. Yes, performed 181 84.58
 2. No, never 33 15.42
Umbilical cord care
 1. Yes, performed 171 79.91
 2. No, never 43 20.09
Skin to skin contact
 1. Yes, performed 173 80.84
 2. No, never 41 19.16
Initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of delivery
 1. Yes, performed 187 87.38
 2. No, never 27 12.62
Administer Vit K
 1. Yes, performed 143 66.82
 2. No, never 71 33.18
Give eye ointment
1. Yes, performed 145 67.76
2. No, never 69 32.24
Counsel mother about new bore danger before discharge
 1. Yes, performed 137 64.02
 2. No, never 77 35.98
Weigh & record the baby’s weight
 1. Yes, performed 195 91.12
 2. No, never 19 8.88