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Table 5 Factors associated with clinical outcome of neonatal 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 Clinical outcomes COR AOR P value
Good Poor
Birth weight (g)
 <2500  60 (76.9%) 18 (23.1%) 0.465 (0.226–0.957)   
 >2500 129 (87.8%) 18 (12.2%) 1   
Asphyxia
 Yes 3 (37.5%) 5 (62.5%) 1 (0.023–0.440)   
Respiratory distress
 No 186 (85.7%) 31 (14.3%) 1   
 Yes 129 (90.2%) 14 (9.8%) 0.296 (0.142–0.618) 0.258 (0.072–0.930) 0.038
 No 60 (73.2%) 22 (26.8%) 1   
Skin color
 Good 153 (87.9%) 21 (12.1%) 0.329 (0.155–0.701)   
 Poor 36 (70.6%) 15 (29.4%) 1   
APGAR score
 <6 61 (83.6%) 12 (16.4%) 0.953 (0.447–2.032)   
 >7 128 (84.2%) 24 (15.8%) 1   
Onset of illness
 Early 147 (87%) 22 (13%) 2.227 (1.049–4.728)   
 Late 42 (75%) 14 (25%) 1   
Iv line medications
 Gentamycin + ampicillin 175 (86.2%) 28 (13.8%) 3.571 (1.373–9.289)   
 Ceftriaxone + Gentamycin 14 (63.6%) 8 (36.4%) 1   
Place of birth
 Health institution 182 (85%) 32 (15%) 0.308 (0.085–1.112)   
 Home 7 (63.6%) 4 (36.4%) 1   
Maternal fever
 Yes 45 (95.7%) 2 (4.3%) 4.846 (1.110–21.163)   
 No 130 (82.3%) 28 (17.7%) 1   
NG tube feeding
 Yes 53 (98.1%) 1 (1.9%) 13.862 (1.850–103.87)   
 No 130 (79.3%) 34 (20.7%) 1   
Meconium aspiration
 Yes 27 (67.5%) 13 (32.5%) 0.299 (0.131–0.683) 0.198 (0.059–0.664) 0.009
 No 125 (87.4%) 18 (12.6%) 1   
  1. Italic value indicates p value less than <.05