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Table 4 Outcomes of neonates with birth weight recorded upon admission to neonatology units at two rural district hospitals in Rwanda (N = 1518)

From: A retrospective study of neonatal case management and outcomes in rural Rwanda post implementation of a national neonatal care package for sick and small infants

  All neonates (N = 1518) Low birth weight (< 2500 g) (N = 701) Normal birth weight (≥2500 g) (N = 817) p-value
  n % n % n %  
Outcome N = 1386 N = 626 N = 760  
 Discharged 1162 83.3 522 83.4 640 84.2 0.131
 Transferred 32 2.3 11 1.8 21 2.8
 Absconded 7 0.5 1 0.2 6 0.8
 Died 185 13.3 92 14.7 93 12.2
Length of staya Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR  
 All neonates 5 2, 10 7 2, 14 4 2, 7 < 0.001
 Discharged 6 2, 11 8 3, 18 5 2, 8 < 0.001
 Transferred 3 0.5, 9.5 3.5 0, 11 2.5 0.5, 7.5 0.722
 Absconded 7 1, 15 21 21, 21 5 1, 8 0.134
 Died 1 0, 3 2 1, 4 1 0, 2 0.003
Weight at discharge (grams)b N = 1013 N = 477 N = 536  
  < 2500 515 50.8 449 94.1 66 12.3 < 0.001
  ≥ 2500 498 49.2 28 5.9 470 87.7
  1. aOnly reported for neonates that had an admission date and outcome date or age at admission and age at discharge; bLimited to neonates who were discharged