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Table 2 Characteristics of all hospitalized Asian patients with stroke by region.

From: Regional variation in hospitalization for stroke among Asians/Pacific Islanders in the United States: a nationwide retrospective cohort study

  Asian/Pacific Islanders
Mean ± SD or no.(%) (n = 2,159)
  Northeast
(n = 224)
Midwest
(n = 52)
South
(n = 186)
West
(n = 1697)
Age, years 64.3 ± 15.97 64.7 ± 15.7 66 ± 14.8 69.2 ± 14
Female 44.2 40.4 43.6 48.4
Urban hospital 222 (99.1) 46 (88.5) 184 (98.9) 1567 (92.3)
Teaching hospital 160 (71.4) 19 (36.5) 35 (18.8) 607 (35.8)
Type of hospital     
   Government, non-federal 64 (28.6) 8 (15.4) 24 (12.9) 336 (19.8)
   Private, not-for-profit 155 (69.2) 44 (84.6) 127 (68.3) 1097 (64.6)
   Private, for-profit 5 (2.2) 0 35 (18.8) 264 (15.6)
Median income for patient's zip code     
   $0 – $25,000 21 (9.6) 27 (52.9) 26 (14.8) 180 (11.2)
   $25,001 – $35,000 96 (44.0) 11 (21.6) 36 (20.5) 506 (31.4)
   $35,001 + 101 (46.3) 13 (25.5) 114 (64.8) 927 (57.5)
Admit from Emergency Dept 168 (75.3) 34 (72.3) 140 (75.7) 1108 (65.4)
Length of stay, days 16.2 ± 87.5 6.1 ± 7.2 7.8 ± 7.9 8.1 ± 17.3
Expected payer     
   Medicare 75 (33.5) 14 (26.9) 78 (41.9) 850 (50.1)
   Medicaid 50 (22.3) 17 (32.7) 35 (18.8) 349 (20.6)
   Private 65 (29.0) 14 (26.9) 49 (26.3) 414 (24.4)
   Other 34 (15.2) 7 (13.5) 24 (12.9) 84 (4.9)
Total charges $25,570 ± $31,001 $14,172 ± $27,282 $15,151 ± $17,994 $25,161 ± $36,920
Discharge status     
   Routine 95 (42.8) 24 (46.2) 90 (48.4) 580 (34.2)
   Home health 17 (7.7) 7 (13.5) 15 (8.1) 163 (9.6)
   Other facility/AMA 82 (36.9) 17 (32.6) 64 (34.4) 765 (45.1)
   Died 28 (12.6) 4 (7.7) 17 (9.1) 189 (11.1)
Average age at death, years 69.3 ± 14.4 59.3 ± 23.4 68.6 ± 12.8 68.4 ± 14.5
  1. * AMA = against medical advice