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Table 2 Comparison between control cases (no. = 100) and cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis (no. = 100) regarding CRP, HB, RDW, and PLT

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

Laboratory investigation Control cases Cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis T-value P-value
No. = 100 No. = 100
C-reactive protein (CRP) Mean ± SD
Range
4.2 ± 0.86 43.80 ± 57.68 6.8 0.000 HS
Hemoglobin (HB), g/dl Mean ± SD
Range
17.88 ± 2.13
14.6–23
14.36 ± 2.58
9.2–22.5
10.49
5
0.000 HS
Red cell distribution width (RDW) Mean ± SD
Range
11.13 ± 0.62
10–12.1
16.65 ± 4.28
10–39
− 12.74
8
0.000 HS
Platelet (PLT) Mean ± SD
Range
300.29 ± 67.75
184–508
223.77 ± 82.15
63–444
7.186 0.000 HS
  1. HS highly significant