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Table 1 Summary description of respondents

From: Knowledge of danger signs in newborns and health seeking practices of mothers and care givers in Enugu state, South-East Nigeria

Variables n (%) Knowledge of danger sign† P- value
None At least 1
Age of Mothers (years) N = 375    
18-25 80 (21.3) 8 (10.0) 72 (90.0) 0.799
26-30 111 (29.6) 4 (3.6) 107 (96.4)  
31-35 68 (18.1) 2 (3.0) 65 (97.0)  
36+ 116 (30.9) 3 (2.6) 112 (97.4)  
Completed Education N = 376    
None 23 (6.1) 3 (13.0) 20 (87.0) 0.252
Primary 163 (43.3) 7 (4.3) 154 (96.6)  
Secondary 118 (31.4) 4 (3.4) 114 (96.6)  
Tertiary 72 (19.1) 4 (5.6) 68 (94.4)  
Place of residence N = 376    
Rural 196 (52.1) 8 (4.1) 187 (95.9) 0.799
Urban 180 (47.9) 10 (5.6) 169 (94.4)  
Currently married N = 369    
No 54 (14.6) 15 (4.8) 299 (95.2) 0.748
Yes 315 (83.8) 2 (3.8) 51 (96.2)  
Number of children N = 370    
4 or less 289 (78.1) 15 (5.2) 273 (94.8) 0.307
more than 4 81 (21.9) 2 (2.5) 78 (97.5)  
Socioeconomic Status N = 374    
Lower 194 (51.9) 6 (3.1) 187 (96.9) 0.265
Middle 84 (22.5) 4 (4.8) 80 (95.2)  
Upper 96 (25.7) 7 (7.4) 88 (92.6)  
Experience of ≥ 1 sign in newborn N = 375    
No 112 (29.9) 10 (3.8) 252 (96.2) 0.292
Yes 263 (70.1) 7 (6.3) 104 (93.7)  
Knowledge of danger signs N = 376    
None 18 (4.8)    
At most 1 358 (95.2)    
At most 2 352 (93.6)    
At most 3 296 (78.7)    
At most 4 114 (30.3)    
At most 5 50 (13.2)    
At most 6 11 (29.3)    
At most 7 1 (0.3)    
At most 8 0 (0.0)    
All 9 0 (0.0)    
  1. †WHO recognized danger signs in newborns.