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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of mothers and delivery assistants in selected health facilities, Northwest Ethiopia (N = 338), 2019

From: Perceived quality of essential newborn care implementation among health facility deliveries in North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category n (%) 95% CI (%)
A. Pregnancy and delivery characteristics
 Age at first pregnancy/years/ Before 18 66 (19.5) 15.6, 24.1
 ≥ 18 272 (80.5) 75.9, 84.4
 Gestation age/weeks/ Preterm / ≤ 36/ 48 (14.2) 10.9, 18.4
Term /37–41/ 284 (84.0) 79.7, 87.6
Post-term / ≥ 42/ 06 (1.8) 0.8, 3.9
 Lifetime pregnancy 1–3 times 236 (69.8) 64.7, 74.5
 ≥ 4 times 102 (30.2) 25.5, 35.3
 Number of live children 0–3 children 256 (75.7) 70.9, 80.0
 ≥ 4 children 82 (24.3) 20.0, 29.1
 History of stillbirths None 309 (91.4) 87.9, 94.0
1 or 2 times 29 (8.6) 6.0, 12.1
 History of spontaneous abortion None 315 (93.2) 89.9, 95.4
1 or 2 times 23 (6.8) 4.6, 10.1
 History of neonatal death None 311 (92) 88.6, 94.5
1–3 times 27 (8) 5.5, 11.4
 ANC attendance No 53 (15.7) 12.2, 20.0
Yes 285 (84.3) 80.0, 87.8
 Health education by HEW No 201 (59.5) 54.1, 64.6
Yes 137 (40.5) 35.4, 45.9
 Illness during the current pregnancy No 244 (72.2) 67.1, 76.7
Yes 94 (27.8) 23.3, 32.9
 Type of pregnancy Single 323 (95.6) 92.8, 97.3
Twin or triplet 15 (4.4) 2.7, 7.3
 Type of delivery SVD 285 (84.3) 80.1, 87.8
Instrumental 53 (15.7) 12.2, 20.0
B. Skilled birth attendant characteristics
 Profession Medical Doctor 10 (3) 1.6, 5.4
Nurse 14 (4.1) 2.5, 6.9
Midwife 295 (87.3) 83.3, 90.4
Health Officer 19 (5.6) 3.6, 8.7
 Sex Male 187 (55.3) 50.0, 60.6
Female 151 (44.7) 39.4, 50.0
 Washed hands before assisting the delivery No 150 (44.4) 39.1, 49.7
Yes 188 (55.6) 50.3, 60.9
 Cleaned the perineum of the newborn No 37 (10.9) 8.0, 14.8
Yes 301 (89.1) 85.2, 92.0
 Counseled on neonatal danger signs No 159 (47) 41.7, 52.4
Yes 179 (53) 47.6, 58.3