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Table 1 Characteristics of newborns assessed for hypoglycemia in Northern Uganda

From: Prevalence and factors associated with neonatal hypoglycemia in Northern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (n = 1416) Percentage
Mother’s age
 ≤ 19 369 26.1
 20-30 760 53.7
 > 30 287 20.3
Mother’s education
 None 184 13
 Primary 1107 78.2
 Secondary 107 7.6
 Tertiary 18 1.3
Father’s education
 None 25 1.8
 Primary 843 59.5
 Secondary 347 24.5
 Tertiary 77 5.4
 Missing 124 8.8
Parity
 ≤ 1 637 45
 2-4 484 34.2
 > 4 295 20.8
Place of birth
 Home 464 32.8
 Health facility 951 67.2
 Missing 1 0.1
Cesarean section
 No 1380 97.5
 Yes 36 2.5
Marital status
 Single 124 8.8
 Married 1292 91.2
Electricity
 No 1262 89.1
 Yes 154 10.9
Delayed or no cry
 No 1347 95.1
 Yes 69 4.9
Birth weight
 Normal 1153 81.4
 Low birth weight 75 5.3
 Missing 188 13.3
Phone in home
 No 623 44
 Yes 793 56
Wealth index
 Poorest 286 20.2
 2 349 24.6
 3 268 18.9
 4 243 17.2
 Richest 270 19.1
Oxygen administered
 No 1402 99.0
 Yes 13 0.9
 Missing 1 0.1
Bathed baby in first 24 h
 No 591 41.7
 Yes 820 57.9
 Missing 5 0.4
Maternal antenatal BMI
 < 18.5 11 0.8
 18.5-24.9 1174 83.7
 25-29.9 194 13.7
 ≥ 30 24 1.7
 Missing 13 0.9
Maternal hyperglycemia
 No 1393 98.4
 Yes 23 1.6
Breastfeeding initiation
 Late 530 37.4
 Early 876 61.9
 Missing 10 0.7