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Table 1 Characteristics of neonates with suspected sepsis admitted to referral hospitals in Sana’a city, Yemen, in the period from January 15 to March 30, 2020 (N = 199)

From: Neonatal sepsis in Sana’a city, Yemen: a predominance of Burkholderia cepacia

Variable n (%)
Gender
 Female 77 (38.7)
 Male 122 (61.3)
Gestational age (weeks)
 ≥ 37 115 (57.8)
 < 37 84 (42.4)
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean section 86 (43.2)
 Vaginal delivery 113 (56.8)
Place of delivery
 Hospital 170 (85.4)
 Home 29 (14.6)
Premature rupture of membrane
 No 139 (69.8)
 Yes > 18 h 60 (30.2)
Birth weight (g)
 ≥ 2500 90 (45.2)
 < 2500 109 (54.8)
Age of neonate (h)
 > 72 66 (33.2)
 ≤ 72 133 (66.8)
Clinical manifestations
 Poor feeding 120 (60.3)
 Convulsion 17 (8.5)
 Irritability 35 (17.5)
 Jaundice 58 (29.1)
 Tachypnea 135 (67.8)
 Apnea 11 (5.5)
 Lethargy 129 (64.8)
 Poor sucking 102 (51.2)
 Hypothermia 9 (4.5)
 Hyperthermia 36 (18.0)