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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of newborns with severe hyperbilirubinaemia admitted to the Enugu state university teaching hospital

From: Clinical evaluation of severe neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia in a resource-limited setting: a 4-year longitudinal study in south-East Nigeria

S/N Characteristic Variable Number Percentage
n %
1 Gender
(n = 48)
Male 30 62.5
Female 18 37.5
2 Birth weight (Kg)
(n = 45)
<  2.5 kg 20 44.4
≥ 2.5 kg 25 55.6
3 Gestational Age (Weeks)
(n = 45)
Term (≥ 37) 33 68.8
Pre-term (<  37) 15 31.2
4 Place of birth
(n = 48)
Inborn 15 31.2
Outborn 33 68.8
5 Number of EBTa1
(n = 46)
Single 12 26.1
Double 34 73.9
6 Outcome in Hospital
(n = 48)
Alive 40 83.3
Dead 7 14.5
LAMAa2 1 2.2
  1. a1EBT exchange blood transfusion
  2. a2Left against Medical Advice