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Table 1 Comparison between controls (no. = 100) and cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis (no. = 100) regarding TLC, blood culture, and RBCs

From: A study of elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) in early-onset neonatal sepsis

  Control cases Cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis Chi-square value P-value
No. = 100 No. = 100
*TLC Leukopenia 0 (0.0%) 20 (20.0%)   
Normal 100 (100.0%) 0 (0.0%) 200.0 0.000 HS
Leukocytosis 0 (0.0%) 80 (80.0%)   
Klebsiella 96 (96.0%)   
*Blood culture Other Gram-ve Bacilli
MDR/Klebsiella
–– 2 (2.0%)
2 (2.0%)
No growth 0 (0.0%)   
Red blood cells (RBCs) Mean ± SD 5.26 ± 0.63 4.45 ± 1.07 6.493 0.000 HS
Range 4.1–6.5 2.8–9.01   
  1. HS highly significant