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Umbilical cord-cutting practices and place of delivery in Bangladesh
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Centre for Medical Technology Assessment, Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, ISSN 0020-7292, E-ISSN 1879-3479, Vol. 114, no 1, 43-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate place of delivery, umbilical cord-cutting instruments used, and substances applied to the cord stump in Bangladesh.

Methods: A cross-sectional data analysis was performed on a nationally representative sample of 4925 women of reproductive age (15-49 years) with at least 1 child.

Results: More than 80% of women delivered at home. In 6% of cases, blades from a clean-delivery kit (CDK) were used to cut the cord; in 90% of cases, the blades used were from another source; in 4% of cases, other instruments such as bamboo strips and scissors were used to cut the cord. In 51% of cases, a substance (e.g. antibiotic powder/ointment, alcohol/spirit, mustard oil with garlic, boric powder, turmeric, and chewed rice) was applied to the stump after the cord was cut.

Conclusion: The present findings underscore the need for further advocacy, availability, and use of cord-cutting instruments from CDKs, especially for deliveries that occur outside healthcare facilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Clare, Ireland: Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 114, no 1, 43-6 p.
Keyword [en]
Bangladesh, clean delivery kit, place of delivery, umbilical cord cutting
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41005DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.01.025ISI: 000292225300010PubMedID: 21571269Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79957661711OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-41005DiVA: diva2:779862
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2015-02-27Bibliographically approved

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