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Table 5 Comparison between cases discharged from NICU (no. = 52) and deceased in NICU (no. = 48) regarding HB, RDW, PLT, CRP, and RBCs in cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis

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

Cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis Cases discharged from NICU, no. = 52 Cases deceased in NICU, no. = 48 T-value P-value
Hemoglobin (HB), g/dl Mean ± SD
Range
15.04 ± 2.72
10.1–22.5
13.63 ± 2.21
9.2–19.2
0.816 0.421 NS
Red cell distribution width (RDW) Mean± SD
Range
14.85 ± 2.30
10–17
17.52 ± 2.61
13–39
3.816 0.02 S
Platelet (PLT) Mean ± SD
Range
212.83 ± 65.10
86–368
235.63 ± 96.64
63–444
1.394 0.173 NS
C-reactive protein (CRP) Mean ± SD
Range
12.48 ± 5.08
3.4–26
77.74 ± 68.68
22.2–276.8
12.214 0.000 HS
  1. NS not significant, S significant, HS highly significant