Table 2

Cleanliness and hygiene practices during delivery

Number of births (N = 240)

Percentage


Instrument used for cutting umbilical cord


New or boiled blade

217

90.4

Sickle

7

2.9

Household knife

6

2.7

Old unboiled blade

4

1.7

Unknown

6

2.5


Dressing applied to umbilical stump


Nothing

163

67.9

Oil

47

19.6

Oil and turmeric

5

2.1

Antiseptic

2

0.8

Unknown

23

9.6


Cloth used for wrapping the baby


Old washed cloth

177

73.8

Old unwashed cloth

37

15.4

New unwashed cloth

16

6.7

New washed cloth

8

3.3

Unknown

2

0.8


Sreeramareddy et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2006 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-6-27

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