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Table 3 Admission diagnoses of premature infants born less than 37 weeks of gestation admitted in NICU and KMC wards at Kabezi District, Burundi (2011–2012)

From: Low-tech, high impact: care for premature neonates in a district hospital in Burundi. A way forward to decrease neonatal mortality

Admission diagnosis <32 weeks of gestation N = 134 (%) 32–36 weeks of gestation N = 236 (%) p-value
Other conditions linked to prematurity/LBWa:    0.08
 Very low birth weight (< 1500 g)
 Other
61 (46) 29 (12)
38 (28) 115 (49)
Severe neonatal infections 12 (9) 33 (14)
Perinatal asphyxia 10 (8) 39 (17)
Congenital malformations 4 (3) 6 (3)
Necrotizing enterocolitis 3 (2) 4 (2)
Neonatal tetanus 1 (1) 1 (0.4)
Other neonatal diseases 5 (4) 5 (2)
No diagnosis recorded 0 4 (2)
  1. NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, KMC Kangaroo Maternal Care, LBW low birth weight
  2. aConditions associated with low birth weight: such as hypoglycemia, hypothermia, respiratory distress or apnea linked to premature birth and not explained by other diagnoses Note: systematic glucose testing done in low birth weight neonates [10]