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Table 2 Characteristics of newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at KCMC between Nov 2014 and April 2015 (N = 187)

From: Prevalence, severity and early outcomes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy among newborns at a tertiary hospital, in northern Tanzania

Variable Frequency %
Sex
 Male 88 47.1
 Female 99 52.9
Birth Weight
 Low Birth weight (<2500 g) 63 33.7
 Normal (2500-4500 g) 123 65.8
 Over weight (>4500 g) 1 0.5
Gestational age at delivery
 Pre term (<37 weeks) 61 32.6
 Term (37-42 weeks) 121 64.7
 Post Term (>42 weeks) 5 2.7
Apgar score at 5 min
 4˗6 176 94.1
 1˗3 11 5.9
Referral
 Yes 123 65.8
 No 64 34.2
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 52 27.8
 Cesarean section 131 70.1
 Instrumental delivery 4 2.1