International Journal of Pediatrics / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants in relation to sex of neonate.

ParameterTotalMalesFemales value

Mother’s age (years)0.271
Mode of delivery0.749
NVD57 (57.0)28 (53.8)29 (60.4)
NVDA24 (24.0)14 (26.9)10 (20.8)
CS19 (19.0)10 (19.2)9 (18.8)
Duration of labour0.507
Normal57 (57.0)28 (53.8)29 (60.4)
Prolonged43 (43.0)24 (46.2)19 (39.6)
Mother’s sickling status0.484
Negative80 (80.0)43 (82.7)37 (77.1)
Positive20 (20.0)9 (17.3)11 (22.9)
Mother’s G6PD status0.456
Normal80 (80.0)44 (84.6)36 (75.0)
PD11 (11.0)4 (7.7)7 (14.6)
FD9 (9.0)4 (7.7)5 (10.4)
Begin of condition0.048
At birth10 (10.0)7 (13.5)3 (6.2)
1–3 days54 (54.0)22 (42.3)32 (66.7)
≥4 days36 (36.0)23 (44.2)13 (27.1)
Neonate’s G6PD status0.511
Normal88 (88.0)47 (90.4)41 (85.4)
PD1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (2.1)
FD11 (11.0)5 (9.6)6 (12.5)
Blood group incompatibility0.169
No82 (82.0)40 (76.9)42 (87.5)
Yes18 (18.0)12 (23.1)6 (12.5)
TB (µmol/L)0.058
Normal18 (18.0)13 (25.0)5 (10.4)
High82 (82.0)39 (75.0)43 (89.6)
DB (µmol/L)0.057
Normal59 (59.0)26 (50.0)33 (68.8)
High41 (41.0)26 (50.0)15 (31.2)
IDB (µmol/L)-
High100 (100.0)52 (100.0)48 (100.0)
Birth weight0.774
Low34 (34.0)17 (32.7)17 (35.4)
Normal66 (66.0)35 (67.3)31 (64.6)
Mean birth weight0.705
Gestation0.508
TB (µmol/L)0.390
DB (µmol/L)0.019
IDB (µmol/L)0.552

TB: total bilirubin; DB: direct bilirubin; IDB: indirect bilirubin.

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