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Table 1 Maternal and newborn characteristics in SSC and routine care groups

From: The effect of mother and newborn early skin-to-skin contact on initiation of breastfeeding, newborn temperature and duration of third stage of labor

  SSC group (n = 56) Routine care group (n = 52) P value*
n (%) n (%)
- Maternal age
 • <  18
 • 18–35
 • >  35
 • Mean ± SD
2 (4)
48 (86)
6 (11)
26.29 ± 6.13
5 (10)
43 (83)
4 (8)
26.02 ± 5.94
0.4
- Mother’s education level
 • Illiterate
 • Primary school
 • Secondary school
 • Academic education
24 (43)
24 (43)
3 (5)
5 (9)
18 (35)
15 (29)
12 (23)
7 (13)
0.03
- Mother’s occupation
 • Non employed
 • Employee
50 (89.2)
6 (10.71)
46 (88)
6 (11)
0.6
- Gravidity
 • Primigravid
 • Multi gravid (2–4)
13 (23.2)
43 (76.8)
12 (23)
40 (77)
0.9
- Number of miscarriage
 • 0
 • 1–2
45 (80.4)
11 (19.7)
42 (81)
10 (17)
0.7
- Parity
 • 0–1
 • 2–3
 • 4
30 (54)
20 (36)
6 (11)
26 (50)
16 (31)
10 (19)
0.4
Number of antenatal visit
 • <  3
 • >  3
49 (87)
7 (12)
46 (88)
6 (11)
0.8
- Gender of newborns
 • Male
 • Female
25 (44)
21 (55)
25 (48)
27 (52)
0.7
  1. - Data are presented as mean (standard deviation) in case of continuous variables and n (%) in case of frequencies
  2. *Chi-square test