Neonatal sepsis among neonates at public hospitals in Jimma, Ethiopia.


1 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute of health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

2 School of nursing and midwifery, Institute of health, Faculty of health Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia


Background: - Neonatal sepsis is one of the major causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality globally. Its incidence varies from 1 to 4 cases per 1,000 live births in developed countries. The burden of the problem occurs in the developing world while most confirmation is derived from developed countries.
Objective: - This study is aimed to assess the prevalence of neonatal sepsis and associated factors among newborn admitted in neonatal intensive care unit at two hospitals in Jimma town, Ethiopia, 2019
Methods: -An institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted. Sampling was taken consecutively to select the study participants. Face to face interview with the mothers and document review was used to collect data by using a structured questionnaire. The data was checked for completeness, coded, cleaned and entered into Epi-data version 3.1 and exported to SPSS version 23 for analysis. Binary and multivariate logistic regression was used to see association between dependent and independent variables. P-value