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Table 3 Prevalence of antibiotic use on neonatal wards

From: Overuse of antibiotics in maternity and neonatal wards, a descriptive report from public hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Hospital Survey round Total Neonates Neonates on antibiotics n (%) Reason for antibiotic use out of all neonates on Antibiotics n (%)
Community onset infection Hospital acquired infection Medical/surgical prophylaxis Unclear indication
Hospital 1 1 33 33 (100) 1 (3.0) 13 (39.4) 19 (57.6) 0
  2 26 26 (100) 0 0 26 (100) 0
  3 18 18 (100) 0 0 18 (100) 0
Total   77 77 (100) 1 (1.3) 13 (16.9) 63 (81.8) 0
Hospital 2 1 30 24 (80.0) 1 (4.2) 11 (45.8) 0 12 (50)
  2 27 24 (88.9) 1 (4.2) 9 (37.5) 0 14 (58.3)
  3 28 28 (100) 1 (3.6) 10 (35.7) 0 17 (60.7)
Total   85 76 (89.4) 3 (4) 30 (39.5) 0 43 (56.5)
  1. There was no inpatient neonatal ward in Hospital 3 at the time of survey