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Table 4 Distribution of key newborn knowledge and practice health indicators according to intensity of contact with FLW

From: Intensity of contact with frontline workers and its influence on maternal and newborn health behaviors: cross-sectional survey in rural Uttar Pradesh, India

   No. of contact with FLW  
Overall
(N = 2208)
0
(N = 202)
1–2
(N = 316)
≥ 3
(N = 1690)
P value P value for trend
Knowledge
 Knowledge that nothing needs to be applied to cord stump 93 (3.40) 5 (2.02) 12 (3.13) 76 (3.61) 0.407 0.190
 Knowledge that breastfeeding should be initiated within 1 h 1285 (58.20) 93 (46.04) 171 (54.11) 1021 (60.41) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Know how KMC/skin-to-skin care is done 49 (3.42) 3 (2.46) 3 (1.65) 43 (3.81) 0.275 0.190
Practice
 Sought treatment for danger signs experienced by newborn during first month of birtha 2041 (84.48) 145 (82.39) 285 (84.82) 1611 (84.61) 0.725 0.555
 Applied nothing on cord stump 601 (23.85) 52 (22.71) 89 (24.86) 460 (23.80) 0.832 0.905
 Delayed bath (after 24 h) 1255 (56.84) 96 (47.52) 167 (52.85) 992 (58.70) 0.003 0.001
 Practice KMC/skin-to-skin 59 (3.31) 2 (1.39) 5 (2.30) 52 (3.66) 0.237 0.091
 Breastfeeding within 1 h 1072 (49.52) 70 (36.46) 129 (41.48) 873 (52.53) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Fed mother’s yellow thick milk to child 1836 (83.15) 155 (76.73) 265 (83.86) 1416 (83.79) 0.038 0.034
  1. FLW frontline worker, KMC Kangaroo Mother Care
  2. aThe denominator used were new born children reporting danger signs