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Table 1 Home and health system practices identified as contributing to occurrence or severity of birth asphyxia, and number of programmes identifying the problem who were addressing it

From: Reducing one million child deaths from birth asphyxia – a survey of health systems gaps and priorities

Practices amenable to behaviour change Number (%) Behaviour change intervention implemented (% of those identifying the problem currently addressing this behaviour)
Home 131 (85%) 35 (27%)
   Delay in recognition by families 26 (17%) 10 (38%)
   Unsafe practices at home in pregnancy and/or labour 28 (18%) 13 (46%)
   Not using skilled attendant at birth/not attending ANC 10 (6%) 0 (0%)
   Unsafe practices by TBA 7 (4%) 2 (29%)
   Unsafe newborn care traditional practices at home 38 (25%) 0 (0%)
   Incorrect use of oxytocin 22 (14%) 10 (45%)
Health care system 23 (15%) 15 (65%)
   Unsafe practices by healthcare workers in labour 12 (8%) 7 (58%)
   Unsafe newborn care practices by healthcare workers 11 (7%) 8 (73%)
Total respondents 154 50