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Table 1 Prevalence of positive blood culture in relation to different neonatal risk factors

From: Bacteriological profile of neonatal sepsis and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of isolates admitted at Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

S. no. Neonatal risk factors Culture positive (%) Culture negative (%) p value
1 Sex > 0.05
 Male 31 (52.3) 173 (59.5)
 Female 28 (47.4) 118 (40.5)
2 Age < 0.05
 Below 3 days 17 (28.8) 35 (12.0)
 3 or above 3 days 42 (71.2) 256 (88.0)
3 Birth weight < 0.05
 Very low birth weight 2 (3.9) 1 (0.3)
 Low birth wight 37 (62.7) 50 (17.2)
 Good birth weight 20 (33.9) 240 (82.5)
4 Gestational age < 0.05
 Preterm 22 (31.4) 48 (68.6)
 Term 37 (13.2) 243 (86.7)
5 Mode of delivery < 0.05
 Normal 21 (7.2) 269 (92.3)
 Caesarean 38 (63.3) 22 (36.7)