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Table 3 Characteristics of newborns 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 (%)
Birth weight LBW/ < 2.5 kg/ 24 (7.1) 4.8, 10.4
NBW/2.5-4 kg/ 309 (91.4) 87.9, 94.0
Over/ ≥ 4 kg/ 05 (1.5) 0.6, 3.5
Sex Male 181 (53.6) 48.2, 58.8
Female 157 (46.4) 41.2, 51.8
Stay in health facility after delivery  < 24 h 221 (65.4) 60.1, 70.3
 ≥ 24 h 82 (24.3) 20.0, 29.1
I do not know 35 (10.3) 7.5, 14.1
Neonatal illness (N = 94) No 244 (72.2) 67.1, 76.7
Yes 94 (27.8) 23.3, 32.9
Neonatal age at illness (N = 94) (Each newborn had more than one illness and hence, the percentage adds up more than 100%) At birth 30 (31.9) 21.0, 29.5
24 h from birth 10 (10.6) 6.9, 9.8
7 days from birth 23 (24.5) 16.1, 22.6
14 days from birth 21 (22.3) 14.7, 20.6
28 days from birth 36 (38.3) 25.2, 35.4
Frequency of neonatal illness (N = 94) One time 56 (59.6) 49.2, 69.2
Two times 21 (22.3) 14.9, 32.1
Three times 3 (3.2) 1.0, 9.6
Death with illness 14 (14.9) 8.9, 23.8
Neonatal age at death (N = 14) At birth 12 (85.7) 52.0, 97.1
At 7th day 2 (14.3) 2.9, 48.0
Healthcare for ill neonates (N = 94) No 54 (57.5) 47.1, 67.2
Yes 40 (42.5) 32.8, 52.9
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