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Table 1 Mothers’ with their indexed babies’ characteristics of SSC practice status during postpartum stay at public health institutions in four selected cities post-natal units, Ethiopia, 2016/17

From: Assessment of skin-to-skin contact (SSC) during the postpartum stay and its determinant factors among mothers at public health institutions in Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent SSC status (N = 384)
Yes (n = 108) No (n = 276)
n % n %
Age
 16–20 25 6.5 6 24.0 19 76.0
 21–24 105 27.3 37 35.2 68 64.8
 25–29 139 36.2 40 22.8 99 71.2
 30–34 79 20.6 18 22.8 61 77.2
 > 35 36 9.4 7 19.4 29 80.6
Residence
 Urban 280 72.9 100 35.7 180 64.3
 Rural 104 27.1 8 7.7 96 92.3
Religion
 Orthodox 249 64.8 76 30.5 173 69.5
 Muslim 73 19.0 19 26.0 54 74.0
 Protestant 49 12.8 11 22.4 38 77.6
 Catholic 13 3.4 2 15.4 11 84.6
Ethnicity
 Amhara 228 59.4 74 32.5 154 67.5
 Tigray 40 10.4 8 20.0 32 80.0
 Oromo 116 30.2 26 22.4 90 77.6
Marital status
 Single 32 8.3 5 15.6 27 84.4
 Married 333 86.7 100 30.0 233 70.0
 Divorced 19 4.9 3 15.8 16 84.2
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 73 19.0 4 5.5 69 94.5
 Primary (1–8) 119 31.0 25 21.0 84 79.0
 Secondary (9–12) 113 29.4 45 39.8 68 60.2
 Tertiary (Diploma and above) 79 20.6 34 43.0 45 57.0
Occupation
 Housewife 261 68.0 73 28.0 188 72.0
 Employed 90 23.4 32 35.6 58 64.4
 Unemployed 33 8.6 3 9.1 30 90.9
Newborns weight (in grams)
 ≥ 4000 10 2.6 4 40.0 6 60.0
 2500–3999 346 90.1 90 26.0 256 74.0
 1500–2499 27 7.0 13 48.1 14 51.9
 1000–1499 1 0.3 1 100.0 0 0.0
Sex
 Male 203 52.9 54 26.6 149 73.4
 Female 181 47.1 54 29.8 127 70.2