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Table 1 Data collected on medical history

From: Surveillance of nosocomial infections in the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon

Criteria Measure/test Abnormal cut-off used
Anemia Hemoglobin <13 g/dl in male; Hb <12 g/dl in female; Hb <10 g/dl in pregnant women and Hb <15 g/dl in neonates
Diabetes Blood sugar at 24 h intervals <1.26 g/l or the patient known as diabetic
Hypertension Blood pressure >140/90 mmHg or a patient known to be hypertensive
Obesity Body mass index >25 kg/m2
Premature births Gestational age and birth weight Gestational age <37 weeks and low birth weight as birth weight <2500 g