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Table 5 Observed Postnatal Care Prior to Birth Discharge

From: Essential newborn care practice at four primary health facilities in conflict affected areas of Bossaso, Somalia: a cross-sectional study

  n/N Proportion (95%CI)
Length of Stay at Health Facility After Childbirtha
 ≤6 h 161/242 66.5(60.2–72.4)
 6- 11 h 61/242 25.2(19.9–31.2)
 ≥12 h 20/242 8.3 (5.1–12.5)
Routine Care Pre-Discharge
 Exam of newborn within 30 min after birth 150/246 61.0(54.6–67.1)
 Tetracycline eye ointment 102/242 42.0(35.9–48.6)
 Vitamin K injection 10/243 4.1(2.0–7.4)
Education Provided on Newborn care to Mother by Health Care Worker Pre-discharge
 Breastfeeding 40/243 16.5 (12.0–21.7)
 Hygiene 28/243 11.5 (7.8–16.2)
 Dry cord care 25/243 10.3 (6.8–14.8)
 Danger Signs 22/243 9.1 (5.8–13.4)
 Skin-to-Skin Contact 9/243 3.7 (1.7–6.9)
  1. aMedian length of stay at the health facility after childbirth was 4 h and 37 min with inter-quartile range of 2 h and 25 min – 7 h and 8 min