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Table 1 Characteristics of neonates with suspected sepsis on admission at NICU, Ho municipality, 2016

From: Bacteriological profile and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of common isolates of neonatal sepsis, Ho Municipality, Ghana-2016

Variable Count (N) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 91 60.7
 Female 59 39.3
Birth weight
  < 2500 g 35 24.5
  ≥ 2500 g 108 75.5
Place of birth
 Within study facilities 109 72.7
 Outside study facilities 41 27.3
Sepsis category
 Early onset sepsis 81 54
 Late onset sepsis 69 46
Gestational age
  ≤ 36 41 27.3
 37–40 94 62.7
  ≥ 41 15 10
Length of hospital stay
  ≤ 7 days 77 51.3
  ≥ 8 days 73 48.7
Delivery mode
 SVD 63 42
 C/S 87 58
Position of lines
 Central placed 105 70
 Peripheral IV catheter 45 30
  1. SVD spontaneous vaginal delivery, C/S caesarean section