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Table 3 Association between obstetric factors and GBS colonisation rate in neonates (n = 180)

From: Maternal and neonatal colonisation of group B streptococcus at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: prevalence, risk factors and antimicrobial resistance

Variable Total Number
GBS isolated
Percentages P-value
Mode of delivery Vaginal delivery 139 14 10.1  
Caesarean 41 2 4.9 0.61
Time of membrane rupture 178 16 9 0.65
≤ 18 hrs 2 0 0  
>18 hrs     
Intrapartum fever     
No 177 16 9 0.58
Yes 3 0 0  
Antibiotic use before/during labour     
No 164 15 9.1 0.69
Yes 16 1 6.3  
Duration of labour     
≤ 12 hrs 163 10 6.1 0.00
>12 hrs 17 6 35.3  
Weight of baby     
<2.5 kg 20 1 5 0.51
≥ 2.5 kg 160 15 9.4