BACKGROUND: Globally, sepsis remains one of the major causes
of morbidity and mortality in neonates, in spite of recent advances
in health care units. The major burden of the problem occurs in
the developing world while most evidence is derived from developed
countries. The objective of this study was to evaluate the
epidemiology of neonatal sepsis and associated factors among
neonates admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
METHODS: Hospital based prospective cross-sectional study was
conducted from April 2016 to May 2017. Neonates with clinical
sepsis were included into the study. Data were analyzed using SPSS
version 20. Frequencies, proportion and summary statistics were
used to describe the study population in relation to relevant
variables. Multivariate logistic regressions were used to assess
factors associated with neonatal sepsis. p-values of < 0.05 were
considered statistically significant.

Published: 2019-05-28