TABLE 1

Baseline Maternal and Neonatal Characteristics

Dry Cord CareAntiseptic Cord Care
Maternal characteristicsn = 4241n = 4352
 Education
  Middle or primary school1138 (27.2)1168 (27.0)
  High school1482 (35.4)1471 (34.0)
  University1563 (37.4)1692 (39.1)
 Parity
  First child1891 (44.6)1898 (43.6)
  Second or third child2089 (49.3)2223 (51.1)
  Fourth or higher259 (6.1)231 (5.3)
Neonatal characteristicsn = 4293n = 4404
 Singleton4176 (97.3)4294 (97.5)
 Gestational age (wk), mean (SD)39.3 (1.3)39.4 (1.3)
 Birth wt (g), mean (SD)3324.1 (452.2)3327.7 (456.0)
Sex
 Male2179 (50.8)2227 (50.6)
 Female2114 (49.2)2177 (49.4)
  • Data are n (%) unless otherwise stated.