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Table 4 Neonatal sepsis diagnostic test results 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
Culture and gram stain result
 Gram negative 39 17.3
 Not done 186 82.7
Appearance of CSF (20) (8.9%)
 Clear 10 4.4
 Cloudy 6 2.7
 Bloody 4 1.8
Lumbar puncture result about WBC (20) (8.9%)
 0–5 cells/µL 5 2.2
 >5 cells/µL 15 6.7
Glucose (20) (8.9%)
 <40 mg/dL 10 4.4
 >40 mg/dL 10 4.4
Protein (20) (8.9%)
 <45 mg/dL 6 2.7
 >45 mg/dL 14 6.2
Gram stain (20) (8.9%)
 Gram negative 20 8.9
WBC result in CBC profile
 <4 billion cells/L 5 2.2
 5–10.5 billion cells/L 54 24
 >10.5 billion cells/L 142 63.1
 No CBC profile 24 10.7
X-ray result
 Normal finding 5 2.2
 No X-ray 220 97.8