Poor thermal care practices among home births in Nepal: further analysis of Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011.
Vishnu Khanal, Tania Gavidia, Mandira Adhikari, Shiva Raj Mishra, Rajendra Karkee
PLOS ONE | Published : 2014
INTRODUCTION: Hypothermia is a major factor associated with neonatal mortality in low and middle income countries. Thermal care protection of newborn through a series of measures taken at birth and during the initial days of life is recommended to reduce the hypothermia and associated neonatal mortality. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of and the factors associated with receiving 'optimum thermal care' among home born newborns of Nepal. METHODS: Data from the Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS) 2011 were used for this study. Women who reported a home birth for their most recent childbirth was included in the study. Factors associated with optimum thermal care were examine..View full abstract