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Table 3 Prevalence of cultural malpractices during childbirth and postpartum among women who gave birth within the last one year in rural Gozamen district, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 600)

From: Antenatal care follow-up decreases the likelihood of cultural malpractice during childbirth and postpartum among women who gave birth in the last one-year in Gozamen district, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Cultural malpractice Frequency Percent
Abdominal massage 67 11.2
Home delivery 203 33.9
Colostrum avoidance 31 16.6
Pre-lacteal feeding 24 12.8
Bath newborn soon after birth 138 23
Overall at least one cultural malpractice 187 31.2