Table 1

 Diagnoses made by health workers of 511 infants less than 2 months of age presenting to remote health facilities (more than one diagnosis was recorded where appropriate)

DiagnosisNo.
Neonatal infection or neonatal sepsis191
Pneumonia89
Malaria64
Simple cough/URTI46
Premature or low birth weight35
Bronchiolitis/bronchitis21
Meconium aspiration19
Conjunctivitis17
Skin sores/skin sepsis/pustules17
Birth asphyxia13
Umbilical cord infection9
Stillbirth8
Birth trauma/birth injury6
Congenital syphilis6
Scabies5
Thrush5
Meningitis4
Diarrhoea3
Heart failure3
Pertussis3
Cellulitis2
Congenital anomaly2
Hypoglycaemia2
Jaundice2
Abscess1
Bowel obstruction1
Measles1
Orchitis1
Pyomyositis1
Respiratory depression1