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Table 2 Organization of medical and nursing staff in the delivery wards

From: Skin-to-skin contact and delivery room practices: a longitudinal survey conducted in Piedmont and the Aosta Valley

  2012 28 Wards 2016 26 Wards Odds ratio (95% CI) x2
Parents receive information on STSa N = 24 N = 28 1.077 (0.4947–2344) p = 0.99
Parents are instructed to check the vital signs (color and breathing) N = 10 N = 19 2.046(0.8046–5.203) p = 0.19
Within what the routine newborn care is performed N = 8 (3 h) N = 7 (3 h) 0.9423 (0.2995–2965) p = 0.84
N = 12 (2 h) N = 7 (2 h) 0.6282 (0.2146–1.839) p = 0.55
N = 2 (1 h) N = 4 (1 h) 2.154 (0.3635–12.76) p = 0.66
N = 3 (30 min) N = 2(30 min) 0.7179(0.111–4.644) p = 0.90
N = 1 (10 min) N = 0 (10 min) / /
N = 1 (1–2 min) N = 0 (1–2 min) / /
N = 1 (at any time) N = 6 (at any time) 6.462 (0.7281–57.34) p = 0.06
The medical staff is present N = 15 continuously N = 16 1.149 (0.4747–2.78) p = 0.93
N = 13 discontinuous N = 10 0.8284 (0.3103–2.212) p = 0.89
The monitoring of vital signs by the staff every time it is done? 5–30 min N = 16 N = 18 1.212 (0.513–2.861) p = 0.82
Is it reported in the medical chart? Yes N = 9 N = 13 1.556 (0.5702–4.856) p = 0.54
  1. aSTS skin to skin