TABLE 5

Indications for Antibiotic Use for 725 Infants Receiving Antibiotics

No. (N = 725)%
Maternal risk factors25435.0
Early-onset sepsis or meningitisa31944.0
Late-onset sepsis or meningitisa13318.3
Ventilator-associated pneumoniaa223.0
Central venous line infectiona273.7
Urinary tract infectiona446.1
Necrotizing enterocolitisa517.0
Surgical site infectiona182.5
Urinary tract infectionb294.0
Surgeryb304.1
Fungal sepsisb557.6
Methicillin-resistant S aureus colonization40.6
Other11415.7
  • Infants could have had >1 indication.

  • a Suspected or proven.

  • b Prophylaxis.