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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Neonatal sepsis at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; aetiology, antimicrobial sensitivity pattern and clinical outcome

Variables N=330 %
Age (Days)
0 – 6 253 76.7
7 – 28 77 23.3
Sex
Male 170 51.5
Female 160 48.5
Weight (gm)
≤ 2500 109 33
> 2500 221 67
Maturity
Preterm 77 23.3
Term 253 76.7
Clinical features (signs & symptoms)
Fever 302 91.5
Hypothermia 8 2.4
Inability to feed 206 62.4
Bulging fontanelle 33 10.0
Difficulty in breathing 73 22.1
Lower chest wall in drawing 89 27.0
Convulsions 10 3.0
Umbilical pus discharge with hyperaemia 317 96.1
Skin rash with pus spots 31 9.4
Jaundice 44 13.3