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Table 1 Neonatal related risk factors for sepsis in Felege-Hiwot referral hospital, North West Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Clinical outcome and risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates in Felege Hiwot referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional State, North West Ethiopia 2016: a retrospective chart review

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 M 144 64
 F 81 36
Age of infant
 0–7 days 164 72.9
 8–28 61 27.1
Birth weight (g)
 <1500  7 3.1
 <2500  71 31.6
 2500–4000  143 63.6
 >4000  4 1.8
Prematurity (weeks)
 <37  46 20.4
 37–42 173 76.9
 >42  6 2.7
Birth asphyxia
 Yes 8 3.6
 No 217 96.4
Associated infection (n = 10) (4.5%)
 Meningitis 8 3.6
 Hydrocephalus 2 0.9
Had resuscitation
 Yes 8 3.6
 No 217 96.4
Mode of ventilation (n = 8) (3.6%)
 Ambubag 4 1.8
 Suction machine 2 0.9
 Ambubag and suction machine 2 0.9
APGAR score
 <3 4 1.8
 4–6 69 30.7
 >7 152 67.6
Birth injury
 Yes 4 1.8
 No 221 98.2
BCG and polio vaccinated
 Yes 132 58.7
 No 93 41.3
Immune suppressant drug
 Yes 1 0.4
 No 224 99.6
Prophylaxis of HIV infection
 Yes 9 4
 No 216 96
Any skin infection/umbilical stump
 Yes 6 2.7
 No 219 97.3
Endotracheal intubation (n = 222)
 Yes 1 0.4
 No 221 98.2
NG tube feeding (n = 218)
 Yes 54 24
 No 164 72.9
IV line medication
 Gentamycin + ampicillin 203 90.2
 Ceftriaxone + genta 20 8.9
 Vancomycin + ceftazidim 2 0.9
Out come after admission
 Improved 189 84
 Death 9 4
 Referral 13 5.8
 Refuse against medical treatment 14 6.2