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Table 2 Distribution of bacterial isolates from neonates based on their age of admission at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, September/2015 to May/2016

From: Bacterial etiologic agents causing neonatal sepsis and associated risk factors in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Isolated organism Age at time of admission Total isolates
N (%)
0–3 day
n (%)
>3–28 day
n (%)
S. aureus 34 (69.38) 15 (30.62) 49 (40.8)
Cons 18 (69.2) 8 (30.8) 26 (21.7)
S. pyogenes 5 (83.33) 1 (16.67) 6 (5)
E. coli 9 (75) 3 (25) 12 (10)
K. pneumoniae 13 (68.43) 6 (31.57) 19 (15.8)
Others 08 (100) 0 (0) 08 (6.7)
Total 87 (72.5) 33 (27.5) 120 (100)
  1. Key: Others: Serratia (n = 1), E. cloacae (n = 4) and K. rhinose (n = 3), CoNs: Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus