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Table 3 Referral and Care-Seeking Behavior by Sex of the Newborn and Neonatal Period

From: Sex differences in morbidity and care-seeking during the neonatal period in rural southern Nepal

Neonatal Period Overall Boys Girls OR1 95 % CI
 Percent of Infants Seeking Care2 (n) 44.1 % (8242) 50.7 % (4908) 37.0 % (3334) 1.75 1.65 – 1.86
 Average Number of Times Care was Sought3 2.84 3.01 2.60 0.41 0.31 – 0.52
 % Who Sought Care, Among those Referred4 47.0 % (5309) 53.8 % (3128) 39.7 % (2181) 1.77 1.64 – 1.91
Early Neonatal Period
 Percent of Infants Seeking Care5 (n) 20.8 % (3687) 24.4 % (2239) 16.9 % (1448) 1.59 1.48 – 1.71
 Average Number of Times Care was Sought3 1.87 1.95 1.76 0.19 0.11 – 0.27
 % Who Sought Care, Among those Referred6 46.1 % (4126) 52.9 % (2394) 39.1 % (1732) 1.75 1.61 – 1.91
Late Neonatal Period
 Percent Infants Seeking Care7 (n) 36.2 % (6651) 42.5 % (4034) 29.5 % (2617) 1.76 1.66 – 1.88
 Average Number of Times Care was Sought3 2.48 2.58 2.34 0.24 0.16 - 0.32
 % Who Sought Care, Among those Referred8 50.8 % (2913) 56.8 % (1750) 43.8 % (1163) 1.68 1.52 – 1.86
  1. 1 Boys were compared to girls with girls as the reference
  2. 2 Overall: N = 18 692, Boys: N = 9683, Girls: N = 9009
  3. 3This variable was conditioned on care being sought
  4. 4 Overall: N = 11 304, Boys: N = 5815, Girls: N = 5489
  5. 5 Overall: N = 17 729 Boys: N = 9161, Girls: N = 8568
  6. 6 Overall: N = 8956, Boys: N = 4524, Girls: N = 4432
  7. 7 Overall: N = 18 370, Boys: N = 9502, Girls: N = 8868
  8. 8 Overall: N = 5737, Boys: N = 3083, Girls: N = 2654