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Table 2 Bacterial isolation from blood

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

Organism Early and late infection (days) (N=74) Total N(%) p value
0 – 6 n(%) 7 – 28 n(%)   
Staphylococcus aureus 15 (55.6) 12 (44.4) 27 (36.5) 0.721*
Klebsiella species 17 (77.3) 5 (22.7) 22 (29.7)  
Escherichia coli 10 (71.4) 4 (28.6) 14 (18.9)  
Staphylococcus epidermidis 6 (100) 0 (0) 6 (8.1)  
Group B Streptococci 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (1.4)  
Pseudomonas spp 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 2 (2.7)  
Other streptococcus species 2 (100) 0 (0) 2 (2.7)  
Total 52 (70.3) 22 (29.7) 74 (100)  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test.