International Journal of Pediatrics / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Knowledge Level and Determinants of Neonatal Jaundice: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Effutu Municipality of Ghana

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of participants.

ParameterTotalNNJNo NNJ value

Mother’s age (years)0.700
Mother’s age group (years)0.092
≤2014 (9.3)6 (6.0)8 (16.0)
21–3084 (56.0)61 (61.0)23 (46.0)
31–4049 (32.7)32 (32.0)17 (34.0)
>403 (2.0)1 (1.0)2 (4.0)
Sex of neonate0.817
Male79 (52.7)52 (52.0)27 (54.0)
Female71 (47.3)48 (48.0)23 (46.0)
Mother’s occupation<0.001
None39 (26.0)23 (23.0)16 (32.0)
Informal48 (32.0)23 (23.0)25 (50.0)
Formal63 (42.0)54 (54.0)9 (18.0)
Residence0.318
Town119 (79.3)77 (77.0)42 (84.0)
Village31 (20.7)23 (23.0)8 (16.0)
Marital status0.211
Single55 (36.7)34 (34.0)21 (42.0)
Married94 (62.7)66 (66.0)28 (56.0)
Divorced1 (0.7)0 (0.0)1 (2.0)
Educational level (mother)0.176
None3 (2.0)2 (2.0)1 (2.0)
Primary2 (1.3)0 (0.0)2 (4.0)
JHS46 (30.7)31 (31.0)15 (30.0)
SHS66 (44.0)48 (48.0)18 (36.0)
Tertiary33 (22.0)19 (19.0)14 (28.0)
Educational level (father)0.658
None1 (0.7)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)
Primary0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
JHS15 (10.0)10 (10.0)5 (10.0)
SHS74 (49.3)52 (52.0)22 (44.0)
Tertiary60 (40.0)37 (37.0)23 (46.0)

NNJ: neonatal jaundice.

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