International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

The Prevalence of Traditional Malpractice during Pregnancy, Child Birth, and Postnatal Period among Women of Childbearing Age in Meshenti Town, 2016

Table 4

Traditional malpractice during postnatal period in Meshenti town, 2016.

VariablesFrequencyPercent (%)

What was applied on the stump of umbilicus
 Nothing17454.4
 Cow dung41.4
 Butter9830.4
 Other175.8
Total 293100
What was given to the child immediately after delivery
 Butter6020.5
 Cow milk51.7
 Water72.4
 Nothing21071.7
 Other113.8
Total 293100
Time to start breastfeeding
 Within 1 hour21974.7
 Within 24 hours5117.4
 After 24 hours237.8
Total 293100
Avoiding colostrum
 Yes19767.2
 No9632.8
Total 293100

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