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Table 2 Characteristics of neonates admitted in NICU of UoGCSH from January to December 2017, northwest Ethiopia (n = 504)

From: The role of the season at admission in neonatal sepsis: a retrospective chart review of a 1-year data at University of Gondar comprehensive specialized hospital

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Sex of the neonate
 Male 299 59.44
 Female 204 40.56
Gestational age
 Preterm (< 37 weeks) 209 41.47
 Term (≥ 37 weeks) 261 51.79
 Post-term (≥ 42 weeks) 34 6.75
Weight for gestational age at admission
 Small 26 5.16
 Appropriate 471 93.45
 Large 7 1.39
Bag and mask resuscitation at birth
 Yes 129 25.60
 No 375 74.40
Peri-natal asphyxia diagnosed at admission
 No perinatal asphyxia (PNA) 400 79.37
 Yes 104 20.63
Hypothermia diagnosed at admission
 Yes 236 46.83
 No 268 53.17
Hyper bilirubinemia diagnosed at admission
 Yes 30 5.95
 No 474 94.05
Clinically diagnosed neonatal sepsis
 No 183 36.31
 Early-onset sepsis 299 59.33
 Late-onset sepsis 21 4.17
 Combined (early and late) 1 0.20