Table 2

Baseline characteristics of NICU and ward patients
NICU Ward
Number of cases 91 152
Male Gender N (%) 38 (41.8%) 75 (49.3%)
Gestational Age (weeks) Mean (SD) = 34.6 (4.1) ___
Median = 35
Range = 25-42
Age (years) ___ Mean (SD) = 3.0 (3.2)
Median = 1.5
Range = 0.01-12.1
Admission Diagnosis N (%) Sepsis = 91 (100%) Bacterial = 123 (80.9%)
Non-bacterial = 29 (19.1%)
Final Diagnosis N (%) Sepsis = 44 (48.4%) Bacterial = 69 (45.4%)
Prematurity = 21 (23.1%) Non-bacterial = 83 (54.6%)
Viral = 7 (7.7%)
Other = 19 (20.9%)

Nabulsi et al.

Nabulsi et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:140   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-140

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