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Table 2 The general characteristics of patients

From: BCL-xL is correlated with disease severity in neonatal infants with early sepsis

Variable N (total = 37)
Birth weight
 Median (IQR) - g 3000 (2665, 3345)
Distribution – n(%)
 <1500 g 0 (0%)
 1500–2500 g 8 (21.6%)
 >2500 g 29 (78.4%)
Sex - n(%)
 Male 25 (67.6%)
 Female 12 (32.4%)
Gestational age
 Median (IQR) - wk 39 (37, 40)
Distribution – n(%)
 <37 wk 7 (18.9%)
 >=37 wk 30 (81.1%)
Mode of delivery - n(%)
 Vaginal 15 (40.5%)
 Cesarean section 22 (59.5)
 Postnatal age (IQR) - h 2 (1, 3)
Sepsis type - n (%)
 Culture proven 7 (18.9%)
 Screen positive 30 (81.1%)
Respiratory support - n (%)
 None 0 (0%)
 nCPAP 17 (45.9%)
 MV 20 (54.1%
SNAP-II (IQR) 10 (10, 23)
 Duration of hospital stay ( IQR) - days
 Survival 5 (4, 16)
 non-Survival 2 (4, 16)
Time death ( IQR) - days
 Outcomes - n (%)
  Died 3 (8.1%)
  Survived 34 (91.9%)
  1. MV mechanical ventilation, nCPAP nasal continuous positive airway pressure, SNAP-II the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II