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Table 2 Frequency of unhealthy practice during pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal and neonatal period in southern Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 290)

From: Patterns and predictive factors of unhealthy practice among mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal and newborn care in Southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Abdominal massage with butter
 No 210 72.3
 Yes 80 27.7
Nutritional prohibition during pregnancy
 No 136 46.8
 Yes 154 53.2
Consumption of craved foods
 No 244 85.0
 Yes 46 15.0
Place of birth
 Health facility 170 58.5
 Home 120 41.5
Tying of the cord to her leg
 No 278 96.0
 Yes 12 4.0
Instrument used to cut the umbilical cord
 Unclean blade 13 4.5
 Clean blade 277 95.5
Material used to tie cord
 Unclean 19 6.6
 Clean 271 93.4
The substance on cord stump
 No 253 87.9
 Yes 35 12.1
Colostrum feeding
 No 54 18.6
 Yes 236 81.4
Pre lacteal feeding
 No 165 57.0
 Yes 125 43.0
Keeping babies out of exposure to sun
 No 179 62.0
 Yes 111 38.0
Time to start breastfeeding
 Within 1 h 208 71.6
 Within 24 h 59 20.4
 After 24 h 23 8.0