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Table 1 Personal and clinical data of the newborns included in the study (n = 50)

From: Diagnostic accuracy of semi-quantitative and quantitative culture techniques for the diagnosis of catheter-related infections in newborns and molecular typing of isolated microorganisms

   n %
Gestational age (weeks) < 31 30 60
31-36 11 22
> 36 9 18
Birthweight (g) < 1,000 24 48
1.000-1.499 9 18
1.500-2.499 4 8
> 2.500 13 26
Gender Male 28 56
Female 22 44
Catheter duration ≤ 10 days 38 76
> 10 days 12 24
Type of catheter Umbilical vein 15 30
Umbilical artery 9 18
PICC* 26 52
Parenteral nutrition   40 80
Mechanical ventilation   38 76
Death Yes 15 30
  No 35 70
  1. *Peripherally inserted central catheter.