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Table 4 Characteristics of neonates admitted to the NICU of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia, 2018 [n = 489]

From: Cause and predictors of neonatal mortality among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia: a facility-based prospective follow-up study

VariableCategoryFrequencyPercent
Sex of the newbornMale30662.6
Female18337.4
Age of neonate on admission≤ one day37877.3
>one days11122.7
Birth weight<  1000 g81.6
1000–1499 g336.7
1500–2499 g14529.7
2500–3999 g27456.0
≥ 4000 g295.9
Temperature at admission(0c)<  36.535071.6
36.5–37.59218.8
> 37.5479.6
APGAR score at 5 min≤371.4
4–612625.8
7–1025151.3
Unknown10521.5
Initiation of Feeding in 1st hour withNothing per mouth15231.1
Exclusive Breast Feeding30161.1
Formula Feeding367.4