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Table 4 Criteria for identifying neonatal near miss in south Ethiopia, 2018

From: Incidence and determinants of neonatal near miss in south Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

Criteria NNM (%) Incidence of NNM/1000 live births NM (%) Incidence of NMR per 1000 live births
Pragmatic criteria 118 (53.3) 43.6 47 17.4
 Gestational age (weeks) < =33 59 (35.3) 21.8 35 (35.7) 12.9
 APGAR Score < 7 106 (63.5) 39.2 46 (46.9) 17.0
 Birthweight (g) < =1750 2 (1.2) 0.7 17 (17.3) 6.3
Clinical and Management criteria 45 16.6 39 14.4
 Respiratory rate > 70/min 1 (2.2) 0.4 6 (6.3) 2.2
 Cyanosis 19 (42.2) 7.0 22 (23.2) 8.1
 Absence of regular breathing 0 (0) 0 24 (25.3) 8.9
 Any intubation 3 (6.7) 1.1 2 (2.1) 0.7
 Cardiac arrest 2 (4.4) 0.7 2 (2.1) 0.7
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 9 (20) 3.3 12 (12.6) 4.4
 Persistent bradycardia < 80 bpm 1 (2.2) 0.4 0 (0) 0
 Persistent tachycardia > 200 bpm 4 (8.9) 1.5 1 (1.1) 0.4
 Use of vasoactive drug 0 (0) 0 1 (1.1) 0.4
 Blood transfusion 6 (13.3) 2.2 2 (2.1) 0.7
 Use of anticonvulsant
 Inability to suck within 12 h 15 (33.3) 5.5 5 (5.3) 1.8
 Visible jaundice in first 24 h 5 (11.1) 1.8 7 (7.4) 2.6
 Phototherapy 6 (13.3) 2.2 6 (6.3) 2.2
 Any active non-traumatic bleeding 1 (2.2) 0.4 0 0
 Haematuria
 Anuria > 24 h
 Apathetic, poor tolerance of feeds within 12 h 2 (4.4) 0.7 2 (2.1) 0.7
 Abdominal distension and vomiting
 Parenteral antibiotics 9 (20) 3.3 3 (3.2) 1.1