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Table 1 Demographics, resource utilization, and comorbid conditions

From: Predictors of pediatric readmissions among patients with neurological conditions

Variables Levels Not readmitted Readmitted chi-squared or t-test p value
n (%) or mean (sd) n (%) or mean (sd)
Age - 6.75 (6.09) 7.08 (5.97) <0.001
Sex Female 71455 (46.02) 8204 (46.43) 0.301
Male 83808 (53.98) 9464 (53.57)
Race/ethnicity Caucasian 88573 (57.05) 9582 (54.23) <0.001
African American/ Black 30498 (19.64) 3415 (19.33)
Hispanic 4185 (2.70) 586 (3.32)
Native American 2119 (1.36) 199 (1.13)
Asian/ Pacific Islander 2060 (1.33) 235 (1.33)
Other 27828 (17.92) 3651 (20.66)
Payer Commercial 47555 (30.63) 5242 (29.67) <0.001
Governmental 67552 (43.51) 8836 (50.01)
Self pay 2790 (1.80) 188 (1.06)
Others 37366 (24.07) 3402 (19.26)
Length of stay (days) < 2 37491 (24.15) 2708 (15.33) <0.001
2 - 3 55240 (35.58) 5245 (29.69)
4 - 6 27874 (17.95) 3812 (21.58)
7 or more 34658 (22.32) 5903 (33.41)
Index visit is planned No 123208 (79.35) 14383 (81.41) <0.001
Yes 32055 (20.65) 3285 (18.59)
Admitted through ED No 33912 (21.84) 4008 (22.69) 0.011
Yes 121351 (78.16) 13660 (77.31)
Index visit is a readmission? No 139316 (89.73) 11881 (67.25) <0.001
Yes, unplanned 13042 (8.40) 4513 (25.54)
Yes, planned 2905 (1.87) 1274 (7.21)
Previous ED visits (prior 6mo) 0 118780 (76.50) 11369 (64.35) <0.001
1 22665 (14.60) 3239 (18.33)
2 7696 (4.96) 1444 (8.17)
3 or more 6122 (3.94) 1616 (9.15)
Previous hospitalizations (prior 6mo) 0 119481 (76.95) 7959 (45.05) <0.001
1 22409 (14.43) 3673 (20.79)
2 7097 (4.57) 2076 (11.75)
3 or more 6276 (4.04) 3960 (22.41)
Previous readmissions (prior 6mo) 0 146664 (94.46) 13043 (73.82) <0.001
1 5441 (3.50) 2067 (11.70)
2 1727 (1.11) 1076 (6.09)
3 or more 1431 (0.92) 1482 (8.39)
Number of comorbid diagnoses (by ICD-10-CM chapters) - 5.35 (5.22) 6.73 (6.12) <0.001