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Table 3 Knowledge and practices on neonatal and child health care

From: Health problems and utilization of health services among Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Bangladesh

Variables FDMN in makeshift settlement
n (%)
FDMN in host community
n (%)
Host community
n (%)
Total
n (%)
P value
Danger signs of new-born baby
Not known at all 29 (6.8) 34 (9.5) 14 (6.5) 77 (7.7) 0.289
Knows at least one sign 90 (21) 86 (24.1) 55 (25.7) 231 (23.1)  
Knows at least two or more signs 309 (72.2) 237 (66.4) 145 (67.8) 691 (69.2)  
Fed within one hour 145 (33.9) 92 (25.8) 72 (33.6) 309 (30.9) 0.034
Fed between 1 and 3 h 175 (40.9) 156 (43.7) 97 (45.3) 428 (42.8)  
Fed between 4 and 24 h 38 (8.9) 27 (7.6) 15 (7) 80 (8)  
Fed after 24 h 70 (16.4) 82 (23) 30 (14) 182 (18.2)  
Given something to new-born for drink before initiating breast feeding
Yes, given 146 (34.1) 197 (55.2) 44 (20.6) 387 (38.7) < 0.001
Given anything to drink to new born within 3 days
Yes, given 192 (44.9) 219 (61.3) 62 (29) 473 (47.3) < 0.001
Age (in months) first provided additional food
Mean ± SD 4 ± 6 3 ± 7 5 ± 5 4 ± 6 < 0.001
Before 6 months 228 (54.9) 249 (70.9) 89 (43.2) 566 (58.2)  
After 6 months 187 (45.1) 102 (29.1) 117 (56.8) 406 (41.8)  
Vaccination status
Vaccination completed 353 (82.5) 271 (75.9) 200 (93.5) 824 (82.5) < 0.001
Not completed (still taking) 75 (17.5) 86 (24.1) 14 (6.5) 175 (17.5)  
Having card for vaccination
Yes, card is available 181 (51.3) 122 (45) 127 (63.5) 430 (52.2) < 0.001
Knowledge on symptoms of diarrheaa
Not known at all 16 (18.0) 18 (5) 6 (2.8) 40 (4) 0.025
Knows at least 1 symptom 183 (18.0) 180 (50.4) 85 (39.7) 448 (44.8)  
Knows at least two or more symptoms 229 (15.9) 159 (44.5) 123 (57.5) 511 (51.2)  
Those who could say about transmission of diarrhoea
Did not know 38 (45.0) 45 (12.6) 17 (7.9) 100 (10) < 0.001
At least 1 way 120 (13.5) 135 (37.8) 56 (26.2) 311 (31.1)  
At least two or more ways 270 (17.7) 177 (49.6) 141 (65.9) 58 (8.9)  
  1. aSymptoms of diarrhoea: frequent loose/watery stools, abdominal cramps/pain, presence of blood in the stool, dehydration, weakness/lethargy