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Table 3 Performance of CRP according to predisposing factors for sepsis

From: Prospective evaluation of the usefulness of C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in a sub-Saharan African region

Predisposing factors Total
n = 271
Positive blood culture within predisposing factor Positive CRP within positive blood culture
  No % No % No %
Outborn Delivery 160 59.0 59 36.9 47 79.8
Perinatal Asphyxia 127 46.9 55 43.3 39 70.9
Prolonged Rupture of membranes 100 36.9 32 32.0 24 75.0
Prematurity 85 31.4 38 44.7 28 73.7
Foul smelling amniotic fluid 48 17.7 12 25.0 10 83.3
Peripartum pyrexia 22 8.1 11 50.0 9 81.8