TABLE 1

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Study Subjects (N = 554)

Gestational age, mean ± SD, wk39.4 ± 1.4
Male gender299 (54)
African-American race260 (47)
GBS colonization126 (23)
ROM >18 h184 (33)
Apgar at 5 min (median, range)9 (1–10)
Culture-negative sepsis22 (4.0)
Lumbar puncture120 (22)
Positive blood culture result4 (0.7)
  • Unless otherwise indicated, data are presented as n (%). GBS, group B streptococcus; ROM, rupture of membranes.