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Table 2 Causes of admission in to SNCU

From: Neonatal mortality and associated factors in the specialized neonatal care unit Asmara, Eritrea

Causes of AdmissionFrequencyPercent (%)
Sepsis42835.5
Respiratory distress syndrome18515.4
Perinatal asphyxia12010.0
For observation957.9
Pneumonia877.2
Congenital malformation524.3
Jaundice443.7
Hypernatrmic dehydration383.2
Meconium aspiration syndrome282.3
Hypothermia262.2
Anemia191.6
Gastrointestinal problem181.5
Skin infection171.4
Hypoglycemia161.3
Trauma121.0
Mastitis90.7
Post circumcision / Uviloectomy bleeding50.4
Renal problem50.4
Total1204100.0
  1. 52 of the 82(63.4%) congenital malformation neonates were diagnosed on admission