Table 4

Birth Attendant Practices (%)
Home Birth Attendants Auxilliary Nurse Midwives
Practice DRC Zambia Kenya Guatemala Pakistan Nagpur, India Total India
Number enrolled 102 208 100 434 105 103 1052 174
Always use clean birth kit 2.0 61.1 100 92.9 77.1 59.2 73.6 98.3
Always take blood pressure 1.0 19.2 0.0 8.3 0.0 2.9 7.6 93.7
Ever repair vaginal laceration 1.0 8.2 4.0 2.3 0.0 1.0 3.1 65.3
Ever perform episiotomy 0.0 7.2 22.0 0.7 0.0 1.0 3.9 50.3
Always use bulb suction 69.9 12.5 2.0 85.7 8.6 16.5 47.2 55.8
Always clean mouth with gauze 61.8 79.3 98.0 93.8 98.1 93.2 88.6 97.7
Always dry baby 95.1 98.6 97.0 99.1 93.3 82.5 96.2 91.2
Always spank or shake baby to stimulate breathing 64.4 51.0 14.0 56.9 51.4 66.0 52.7 51.5

Garces et al.

Garces et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-34

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