This study aimed to identify determinants of neonatal sepsis in the Northwest part of Ethiopia using unmatched case-control design among 246 neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit.Gestational age < 37 weeks, not crying immediately at birth, an receiving resuscitation at birth were found to be risk factors of sepsis.
Despite the implementation of different preventive interventions, the burden of neonatal sepsis is being reported in different areas of Ethiopia. Thus, identifying its determinants is found to be crucial for further interventions.
Findings of the study could potentially help in optimizing neonatal health by disclosing factors to be intervened in the perinatal time.Wubet Alebachew Bayih
Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Alemu, M., Ayana, M., Abiy, H. et al. Ital J Pediatr (2019) 45: 150. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-019-0739-2