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Table 3 Mothers practice of essential new born 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 (%)
Cord cutting instrument for your last baby (n = 296)
 New blade 280 94.6
 do not know 16 5.4
Boiled cord cutting instrument for your last baby (n = 296)
 yes 253 85.5
 no 15 5.1
 do not know 28 9.5
Cord tying instrument for your last baby (n = 296)
 new cord tie 237 80.1
 boiled cord tie 52 17.6
 un boiled cord tie 7 2.3
The material applied to the cord stump (n = 176)
 oil or butter 176 100
The status f the towel used for wrapping the baby (n = 293)
 clean and dry 262 89.4
 new towel 18 6.1
13 4.4
Baby placed on before placenta out (n = 296)
 Ground 39 13.2
 mother’s abdomen 181 61.1
 with other person 70 23.6
 do not know 6 2.0