Table 3

Practices related to maintenance of the warm chain for the newborn

Number of births (N = 240)

Percentage


Heating of the birth place


None

103

42.9

Before birth

26

10.8

After birth

23

9.6

Throughout birth

88

36.7


Time to wrapping the baby


≤ 5 minutes

33

13.8

≤ 10 minutes

100

45.8

≤ 20 minutes

205

85.4

≤ 30 minutes

233

97.1

≤ 60 minutes

240

100


Time to bathing


≤ 5 minutes

35

15.5

≤ 10 minutes

113

50.2

≤ 30 minutes

200

88.9

≤ 60 minutes

216

96.0

> 60 minutes

225

100


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

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