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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of neonates admitted with neonatal sepsis

From: Drug-related problems and its determinant among hospitalized neonates with sepsis at Jimma University Medical Center, Ethiopia: a prospective observational study

Variables Frequency (%)
Gender  
 Male 125 (62.2)
 Female 76 (37.8)
Birth weight (mean ± SD) (kg) 2.7 ± 0.7
On diagnosis weight (mean ± SD) (kg) 3.1 ± 1.0
Age (median) 5 days
Gestational age (mean ± SD) (weeks) 37 ± 2.1
Poor feeding 182 (90.5)
Diarrhea 13 (6.5)
Convulsion 41 (20.4)
Vomiting 46 (22.9)
Respiratory distress 72 (35.8)
Grunting 111 (55.2)
Cyanosis 9 (4.5)
Jaundice 19 (9.5)
Body temperature (mean ± SD) (°c) 37.3 ± 1.3
Respiratory rate (mean ± SD) (breath/minute) 61.9 ± 14.4
Heart rate (mean ± SD) (beat/minute) 143.8 ± 15.6
Neonates with comorbidity 96 (47.8)
Types of sepsis  
 EONS 122 (60.6)
 LONS 79 (39.4)
  1. °c Celsius/Centigrade, EONS Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis, LONS Late Onset Neonatal Sepsis, SD Standard Deviation