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Table 5 Admissions and mortality in the NCUs before and after ABC

From: Quality improvement strategies to improve inpatient management of small and sick newborns across All Babies Count supported hospitals in rural Rwanda

  Baseline Endline P-Value
n % n %
Neonatal admissions per NCU, median [IQR] 121 [77–155] 137 [79–184] 0.499
Neonatal deaths per NCU, median [IQR] 13 [11-22] 12 [6-17] 0.197
Overall case fatality rate (%) in all NCUs 105/850 12.4 82/1049 7.8 0.001
Neonatal admissions that were preterm/LBW per NCU, median [IQR] 49 [12–58] 41 [32–55] 0.866
Neonatal deaths that were preterm/LBW per NCU, median [IQR] 8 [6-10] 5 [4-7] 0.397
Case fatality rate (%) among preterm/LBW in all NCUs 52/283 18.4 40/343 11.7 0.018