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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of neonates and their mothers stratified by Maternal RPR result

From: Better care for babies: the added value of a modified reverse syphilis testing algorithm for the treatment of congenital syphilis in a maternity Hospital in Central African Republic

Demographic Characteristics RPRa Reactiveb RPRa Non-reactivec p-value
N = 89 (%) N=111 (%)
Total 89 (100) 111 (100)  
Birth weight (g) NS
 <1500 0 (0) 2 (2)  
 1500-2499 10 (11) 10 (9)  
> 2500 79 (89) 99 (89)  
Sex NS
 Male 41 (46) 55 (50)  
 Female 46 (52) 56 (50)  
 Not recorded 2 (2) 0 (0)  
Maternal age
 15-24 28 (31) 48 (43) NS
 25-34 39 (44) 37 (33) NS
 35-44 16 (18) 15 (14) NS
> 45 0 (0) 1 (1) NS*
 Not recorded 6 (7) 10 (9)  
  1. All neonates with risk of congenital syphilis MSF Castors Maternity Hospital from March 2017 to February 2018
  2. X2 test used for all comparisons except where indicated as (*) Fisher’s exact test
  3. aRPR Rapid plasma reagin testb RPR reactive = titre > 1:4c RPR non-reactive = titre of 1:2
  4. NS Non-significant