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Table 4 Adjusted association between neonatal sepsis and independent factors among mother-infant dyads in Kampala District, 2012

From: Burden and factors associated with clinical neonatal sepsis in urban Uganda: a community cohort study

Characteristics Neonatal sepsis Adjusted Odds ratio (95% CI)a P-Value
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Maternal education
 None or Primary 16 (45.7) 110 (39.0) 1  
 Secondary 15 (42.9) 138 (48.9) 0.82 (0.36–1.88) 0.637
 Tertiary 4 (11.4) 34 (12.1) 0.67 (0.15–2.90) 0.591
Paternal financial support
 Yes 27 (77.1) 262 (93.2) 1  
 No 8 (22.9) 19 (06.8) 3.87 (1.40–10.68) 0.009
Duration of rupture of membranes
  < 18 h 23 (67.6) 269 (96.1) 1  
  ≥ 18 h 11 (32.4) 11 (03.9) 12.6 (4.74–33.64) < 0.001
Wash hands prior to handling the baby
 No 10 (29.4) 41 (14.7) 1  
 Yes 24 (70.6) 238 (85.3) 0.50 (0.20–1.24) 0.135
  1. Significant p value
  2. aadjusted for maternal education, family support, duration of rupture of membranes and washing hands before handling the baby