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Table 5 Care-Seeking Conditioned on Referral Status by Sex of the Newborn Stratified by Family Composition, Ethnicity During and Neonatal Period1

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

% Sought Care, Given Referral % Boys (n) % Girls (n) OR2 95 % CI
Pahadi Families
No Prior Living Children     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 2004) 46.4 % (243) 42.0 % (231) 1.19 0.96 – 1.49
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 2128) 52.2 % (201) 45.8 % (154) 1.29 0.98 – 1.70
Families with Prior Boys/Boys & Girls     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 1769) 38.3 % (198) 37.3 % (171) 1.04 0.80 – 1.35
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 1816) 40.9 % (137) 39.2 % (118) 1.07 0.77 – 1.50
Families with Only Prior Girls     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 1166) 43.3 % (142) 30.1 % (98) 1.78 1.29 – 2.45
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 1214) 43.7 % (94) 34.0 % (67) 1.51 1.03 – 2.21
Madeshi Families
No Prior Living Children     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 3804) 64.3 % (615) 49.8 % (457) 1.82 1.50 – 2.21
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 3926) 68.1 % (431) 55.7 % (297) 1.70 1.32 – 2.17
Families with Prior Boys/Boys & Girls     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 5863) 52.8 % (773) 36.7 % (504) 1.92 1.63 – 2.27
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 6067) 57.1 % (581) 41.0 % (349) 1.92 1.59 – 2.32
Families with Only Prior Girls     
 Early Neonatal Period (N = 2736) 58.6 % (380) 33.1 (238) 2.86 2.28 – 3.59
 Late Neonatal Period (N = 2852) 62.0 % (271) 40.0 % (154) 2.45 1.84 – 3.26
  1. 1The 492 newborns who died in the early neonatal period were excluded from late neonatal period analyses
  2. 2Odds ratios compare boys to girls, with girls as the reference