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Table 3 Clinical features of sepsis among neonates admitted 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
Have fever
 Yes 158 70.2
 No 67 29.8
Respiratory features
 Tachypnea 15 6.7
 Apnea 8 3.6
 Hypoxia 2 0.9
 Flaring or grunting 5 2.2
 Irregular respiration 29 12.9
 Retraction 3 1.3
 No respiratory sign 143 63.6
 More than one symptoms 20 8.9
Gastro intestinal features
 Poor feeding 74 32.9
 Vomiting 17 7.6
 Diarrhea 1 0.4
 Abdominal distention 1 0.4
 No symptoms 107 47.6
 More than one symptom 25 11.1
Neurologic features
 Decrease activity/lethargy 10 4.4
 Irritability 33 14.7
 Tremors or seizure 2 0.9
 No neurologic signs 180 80
Metabolic features
 Hypoglycemia 1 0.4
 No metabolic sign 224 99.6
Skin color change sign
 Cold or clammy skin 43 19.1
 Pallor or skin molting 5 2.2
 Petechiae or purpura 3 1.3
 No skin color change 174 77.3