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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of newborns delivered at Hawassa University Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, November 2014–March 2015 (n = 292)

From: Prevalence of group B streptococcus among pregnant women and newborns at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percentage (%)
  Yes 12 4.1%
Status of newborn at birth Alive 280 95.9
Dead 12 4.1
Weight < 1500 g 4 1.4
1500-2499 g 28 9.6
2500-4000 g 248 84.9
> 4000 12 4.1
APGAR score at 5 min < 7 131 44.9
> 7 161 55.1
APGAR score at 10 min < 7 35 12
> 7 257 88
Developed EOD Yes 5 1.7
Other abnormalitya Yes 13 4.5
  1. APGAR appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration, EOD early onset disease
  2. aOther disease include cyanosis, spinal bifida, hydrocephaly