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Table 2 Maternal related risk factors that predisposed to neonatal sepsis during pregnancy 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 Percentage
Age of the mother (years)
 <18  14 6.2
 19–29 115 51.1
 30–34 67 29.8
 >35  29 12.9
Residence
 Rural 133 59.1
 Urban 92 40.9
No. of pregnancy
 Primi gravid 97 43.1
 Multi gravid 124 55.1
 Grand multi Para 4 1.8
 >24 h 8 3.6
ANC follow up
 Yes 214 95.1
 No 11 4.9
TT vaccination
 Yes 214 95.1
 No 11 4.9
UTI during pregnancy (n = 183)
 Yes 9 4
 No 174 77.3
Febrile Hx of mother (n = 205)
 Yes 47 20.9
 No 158 70.2
Twin pregnancy
 Yes 12 5.3
 No 213 94.7
Cervical cerclage (n = 191)
 Yes 2 0.9
 No 189 84
Maternal infection hx (n = 205)
 Yes 4 1.8
 No 201 89.3
Place of birth
 Hospital 133 59.1
 Health center 81 36
 Home 11 4.9
Mode of delivery
 SVD 147 65.3
 Instrumental 17 7.6
 C/S 61 27.1
PROM (217)
 Yes 47 20.9
 No 170 75.6
PROM > 12 h (n = 207)
 Yes 29 12.9
 No 178 79.1
PROM intrapartum antibiotic (n = 203)
 Yes 43 19.1
 No 160 71.1
Duration of labor (n = 174) (h)
 <8 51 22.7
 8–18 69 30.7
 18–24 46 20.4
Obstructed labor hx (n = 222)
 Yes 28 12.4
 No 194 86.2
Chorioamnionitis hx (n = 186)
 Yes 34 15.1
 No 152 67.6
Meconium hx (n = 183)
 Yes 40 17.8
 No 143 63.6
Foul lochia (n = 180)
 Yes 10 4.4
 No 170 75.6