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Table 2 Mothers’ knowledge on essential newborn care at home in Gulomekada District Eastern Tigray Ethiopia May, 2014

From: Knowledge, practice and associated factors of essential newborn care at home among mothers in Gulomekada District, Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia, 2014

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Knowledge on breast feeding initiation time (n = 296)
 immediately after birth 138 46.6
 within one hour after birth 100 33.8
 after placenta removed 58 19.6
Knowledge on first bathing time (n = 296)
 immediately after birth 37 12.5
 after 24 h of delivery 229 77.4
 before 24 h of delivery 21 7.1
 do not know 9 3.0
Knowledge on what should be the cord tie (n = 296)
 new tie 283 95.6
 old tie 6 2.0
 do not know 7 2.4