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Table 3 Knowledge of health professionals towards steps of immediate newborn care at different health facilities in Northeast Ethiopia, 2019 (N = 256)

From: Essential newborn care practice and associated factors among health care providers in Northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Yes (%) No (%)
Is TTC eye ointment should be applied within 1 h of delivery? 237 (92.6) 19 (7.4)
Should not the neonates be bathed immediately after birth if blood or meconium is stained on the skin? 210 (82.0) 46 (18.0)
Is initiating breast feeding important for child if started within 1 h? 252 (98.4) 4 (1.6)
Should the neonates be referred when they develop complications immediately after birth? 243 (94.9) 13 (5.1)
Does skin-to-skin contact prevent the newborns from hypothermia and help to stay warm? 253 (98.8) 3 (1.2)
Is the newborn should be placed on the mother’s abdomen immediately after birth? 244 (95.3) 12 (4.7)
Is administering Vit K important to prevent bleeding? 243 (94.9) 13 (5.1)
Is unable to suck or cry a newborn danger sign? 242 (94.5) 14 (5.5)
All babies should be assessed after birth? 248 (96.9) 8 (3.1)
Should you clean the face and eye of baby when the head of the neonate is delivered? 249 (97.3) 7 (2.7)
Should the mothers be assessed after the delivery while she is on delivery coach? 245 (95.7) 11 (4.3)
Is the colostrum prevents the neonates from infection and gives important nutrient? 251 (98.0) 5 (2.0)
Is placing identification band on wrists or ankles mandatory? 226 (88.3) 30 (11.7)
A newborn child should be bathed after 24 h even if the neonate has stained meconium? 239 (93.4) 17 (6.6)
Are newborns should always be dry after birth? 247 (96.5) 9 (3.5)
Are newborns should always be weighed after birth? 253 (98.8) 3 (1.2)
  1. TTC Tetracycline eye ointment