TABLE 2

Rates of Bacterial Infection and Time to Notification >24 Hours

VariableTotal (n/N)% (95% CI)
All infants aged ≤30 days with blood and/or CSF cultures obtained (n = 1145)
 Bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis31/11452.7 (1.8–3.8)
 Time to notification >24 h6/11450.5 (0.2–1.1)
Infants aged ≤30 days, hospitalized for FWS (n = 408)
Bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis26/4086.4 (4.2–9.2)
  High-risk infants18/17610.2 (6.2–15.7)
  Low-risk infants8/2323.4 (1.5–6.7)
Infants aged ≤30 days, hospitalized for FWS with negative culture results at 24 h (n = 388)
 Time to notification >24 h6/3881.5 (0.6–3.3)
 High-risk infants6/1643.7 (1.4–7.8)
 Low-risk infants0/2240 (0–1.6)a
Infants aged ≤30 days, hospitalized for other reasons (n = 488)
 Bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis5/4881.0 (0.3–2.4)
 Time to notification >24 h0/4880 (0–0.8)a
  • a One-sided, 97.5% CI.