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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the 202 Cases with Late Onset Sepsis

From: Late-onset neonatal sepsis in Suzhou, China

CharacteristicsNumber (%)
Sex
 Male118 (58.4)
 Female84 (41.6)
Gestational age (wk)
  < 2826 (12.9)
 28–3131 (15.3)
 32–3697 (48.0)
  ≥ 3748 (23.8)
Birth weight (g)
  < 150048 (23.8)
 1500- < 250093 (46.0)
 2500- < 400041 (20.3)
  ≥ 400020 (9.9)
Cesarean delivery125 (61.9)
Multiple gestation9 (4.6)
Membrane rupture ≥18 h before delivery69 (34.2)
Exposure to intrapartum antibiotics53 (26.2)
Pregestational diabetes mellitus21 (10.4)
Maternal intrapartum fever32 (15.8)
Patients with underlying conditions a24 (11.9)
Clinical symptoms and signs
 Fever160 (79.2)
 Respiratory distress118 (58.4)
 Neonatal jaundice114 (56.4)
 Feeding intolerance108 (53.5)
 Convulsions22 (10.9)
Laboratory parameters
 White blood cell counts (< 8 or > 12) 109/L166 (82.2)
 Hemoglobin (< 110 or > 160) g/L141 (69.8)
 Platelet counts (< 100 or > 300) 109/L38 (18.8)
 Procalcitonin (≥0.05) ng/mL198 (98.0)
 C-reactive protein (≥8) mg/L153 (76.2)
  1. aAmong the 24 patients, 22 had congenital heart disease, 1 had congenital biliary atresia and 1 had intestinal duplication