TABLE 5.

Timing of Death in Relation to Last Positive Blood Culture Versus Organism, Late-Onset Sepsis Review: NICHD Neonatal Research Network, September 1, 1998, Through August 31, 2000

OrganismNumber of DeathsTime of Death in Relation to Blood Culture, n (%)
Days 1–3Days 4–7>7 Days
Gram-negative9366 (71%)5 (5%)22 (24%)
Gram-positive
Staphylococcus coagulase-negative5510 (18%)4 (7%)41 (75%)
 Other Gram-positive4619 (41%)8 (17%)19 (41%)
Fungi4823 (48%)12 (25%)13 (27%)