TABLE 3

Differences in the Prevalence of Clinical and Patient Characteristics of Neonates With Eventual Diagnosis of SBI or HSV (Serious Infection)

nYes SBI or HSV (n = 5)nNo SBI or HSV (n = 58)P
% (95% CI)% (95% CI)
Age, d.03
 ≤7240 (12–77)5188 (77–94)
 >7360 (23–88)712 (6–23)
Admission temperature, °C.004
 ≤34.4480 (38–96)712 (6–23)
 34.5–3500 (0–43)814 (7–25)
 35.1–35.500 (0–43)2034 (24–47)
 35.6–36.1120 (4–62)2340 (28–53)
Lowest temperature ≤34.4°C.003
 Yes480 (38–96)712 (6–23)
 No120 (4–62)5188 (77–94)
Sex.36
 Female480 (38–96)3052 (39–64)
 Male120 (4–62)2848 (36–61)
Gestation, wk.36
 ≥37240 (12–77)3764 (51–75)
 <37360 (23–88)2136 (25–49)
Ill-appearing.02
 Yes360 (23–88)610 (5–21)
 No240 (12–77)5290 (79–95)
Bandemiaa.005
 Yes240 (12–77)00 (0–6)
 No360 (23–88)57100 (94–100)
WBC count <5000 cells/μL or >15 000 cells/μLb.51
 Yes120 (4–62)712 (6–23)
 No480 (38–96)5088 (77–94)
  • a Bandemia absolute band count is >1500 cells/μL.

  • b Numbers do not equal 63 (entire cohort) because 1 patient did not have a complete blood count.