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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of mothers indexed infants on 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 %
Type of current pregnancy
 Wanted/planned 315 82.0 99 31.4 216 68.6
 Unwanted/unplanned 69 18.0 9 13.0 60 87.0
ANC follow up
 Yes 348 90.6 107 30.7 241 69.3
 No 36 9.4 1 2.8 35 97.2
Number of ANC visits
 One 17 4.4 1 5.9 16 94.1
 Two 32 8.3 7 21.9 25 78.1
 Three 67 17.4 15 22.4 52 77.6
 Four 232 60.4 84 36.2 148 63.8
GA (gestational age)
 < 37 weeks 9 2.3 7 77.8 2 22.2
 37–42 weeks 375 97.7 101 26.9 274 73.1
Parity
 Primi para 139 36.2 47 33.8 92 66.2
 Multi para 245 63.8 61 24.9 184 75.1
Current birth attendant
 Midwife 274 71.4 88 32.1 186 67.9
 Nurse 30 7.8 6 20.0 24 80.0
 Doctor 25 6.5 6 24.0 19 76.0
 Health officer 55 14.3 8 14.5 47 85.5
Mode of delivery
 Normal SVD 292 76.0 103 35.3 189 64.7
 Assisted delivery 66 17.2 5 7.6 61 92.4
 Abdominally (C/S) 26 6.8 0 0.0 26 100.0
Time after delivery
 < 6 h 295 76.8 77 26.1 218 73.9
 6–12 h 50 13.0 16 32.0 34 68.0
 > 12 h 39 10.2 15 38.5 24 61.5