TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Mothers and Babies Participating in KMC Uptake Study in Karnataka, India

VariablesNo. (%)
Mothers (n=209)
Education
 ≤8th grade134 (64.1)
 >8th grade75 (35.9)
Employeda
 Yes127 (60.8)
 No82 (39.2)
Number of children
 1 child114 (54.5)
 >1 child95 (45.4)
Babies <2,000 g at birth (n=227)
Sex
 Male94 (41.4)
 Female133 (58.6)
Birth weight
 ≤1,500 g48 (21.2)
 >1,500 g179 (78.9)
Place of birthb
 Public health facility129 (56.8)
 Private health facility78 (34.4)
 Home20 (8.8)
Health status at birthc
 Well37 (16.3)
 Sick190 (83.7)
Place of hospitalizationb
 Public health facility105 (46.3)
 Private health facility122 (53.7)
Hospitalization durationb
 ≤3 days102 (44.9)
 >3 days125 (55.1)
  • Abbreviation: KMC, kangaroo mother care.

  • aThose in skilled and unskilled occupation grouped as employed since only a small percentage were under skilled category for binomial and log binomial regression analysis.

  • bWere grouped under characteristics of health facilities for binomial and log binomial regression analysis.

  • cAs reported in the district-wide project database.