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Table 2 Rates of LPs performed for presumed EONS and meningitis diagnoses per 100,000 term newborns, 2009

From: Variation in lumbar punctures for early onset neonatal sepsis: a nationally representative serial cross-sectional analysis, 2003-2009

  LP rate (95% CI) Meningitis rate (95% CI)
Payer type
Medicaid 426.3 (394.9–455.2) 14.0 (11.5–16.4)
Private 320.7 (293.4–345.6) 9.1 (7.4–10.7)
Uninsured 328.4 (283.4–365.9) 8.4 (1.7–14.0)
Other 395.2 (314.9–462.0) 23.5 (–2.6–45.2)
Hospital type
Rural 151.5 (128.8–172.2) 6.1 (3.1–8.8)
Urban 399.5 (369.2–427.7) 12.4 (10.0–14.7)
Non-teaching 254.0 (231.0–275.4) 8.0 (6.5–9.5)
Teaching 518.1 (466.9–563.3) 16.4 (11.8–20.4)
Non-children’s 325.0 (303.0–345.3) 10.7 (8.5–12.8)
Children’s 769.2 (626.3–863.3) 19.9 (10.0–26.4)
Hospital region
South 371.5 (336.5–402.5) 11.8 (8.9–14.3)
Northeast 493.6 (434.1–545.1) 10.6 (7.6–13.1)
West 320.3 (233.8–397.5) 14.0 (7.2–20.1)
Midwest 333.1 (287.3–374.2) 9.7 (5.7–13.3)