Table 2

Incidence of early-onset sepsis (EOS) (<3 days of birth) and late-onset sepsis (LOS) (≥3 days of birth) among inborn and outborn infants out of 1000 admissions in four Asian centres, 2006–2009

Study site (number of admissions)Type of infectionYears of data collectionTotal (95% CI)
2006200720082009
KT-Malaysia (N=25768)EOS (n=35)2.241.311.590.631.36 (0.95 to 1.89)
LOS (n=310)20.3611.3812.307.1012.03 (10.73 to 13.45)
HYH-Thailand (N=2849)Early onset (n=21)5.3810.765.577.37 (4.56 to 11.27)
LOS (n=122)51.6140.1236.7942.82 (35.56 to 51.13)
CHCSJ-Macau (N=2084)EOS (n=2)2.160.01.780.00.96 (0.12 to 3.47)
LOS (n=14)4.337.6610.683.716.72 (3.67 to 11.27)
CHHP-China (N=6141)EOS (n=123)18.2428.7413.8420.03 (16.65 to 23.90)
LOS (n=336)48.9886.2331.7154.71 (49.02 to 60.89)
Total (N=36842)EOS (n=181)2.235.097.643.554.91 (4.22 to 5.68)
LOS (n=782)18.9822.7928.9314.0121.22 (19.76 to 22.77)
  • CHCSJ-Macau, Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario in Macau; CHHP-China, Children's Hospital of Hebei Province in China; HYH-Thailand, Hat Yai Hospital in Thailand; KT-Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.