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Table 1 Availability of equipment and drugs at all hospitals and all community health centres in Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam

From: Evidence-based practice in neonatal health: knowledge among primary health care staff in northern Viet Nam

Items 18 Hospitals % (n) 187 CHCs % (n)
Guidelines   
The National Guidelinesa 67 (12) 70 (131)
Hygiene and infections   
Soap 100 (18) 94 (175)
Clean gloves 100 (18) 97 (181)
Clean water 100 (18) 81 (151) 1
Alcohol for disinfection 94 (17) 95 (178)
Iodine for disinfection 100 (18) 92 (172)
Antibiotics 100 (18) 99 (185)
Safe delivery   
Foetus stethoscope 94 (17) 99 (185)
Forceps 44 (8) 2 (3) 1
Vacuum extraction equipment 28 (5) 1 (2) 1
Vitamin K1 67 (12) 11 (21) 1
Temperature control   
Radiant heater 89 (16) 11 (21) 1
Towels for newborn 78 (14) 38 (71) 1
Thermometer 100 (18) 99 (185)
Resuscitation   
Face mask and ambo for newborns 89 (16) 10 (18) 1
Face mask and ambo for adults 50 (9) 22 (41) 1
Manual suction 17 (3) 16 (30)
Suction machine 94 (17) 76 (143)
Tube for suction machine 94 (17) 49 (92) 1
  1. a Guidelines of reproductive health (2003) by the Ministry of Health in Viet Nam
  2. 1Difference (p < 0.05) in availability of an item compared with hospitals as derived from
  3. the χ2 test.