TABLE 1

Descriptive Profile of Patients 0 to 18 Years of Age With and Without VRE Infection

CharacteristicIndication of VRE on Hospital Discharge File
VRENo VRE
Discharges, total3356 (0.008)39 505 704 (99.992)
Mean age in years (SD)a6.66 (6.47)3.13 (5.38)
Genderb
 Female1699 (50.7)19 597 617 (49.8)
 Male1656 (49.3)19 717 485 (50.2)
Race/ethnicitya,b
 White1423 (50.0)16 709 584 (55.5)
 Black448 (15.7)4 865 956 (16.2)
 Hispanic791 (27.8)6 666 177 (22.1)
 Other184 (6.5)1 879 256 (6.2)
Geographic regiona
 Northeast511 (15.2)6 968 229 (17.6)
 Midwest694 (20.8)8 638 395 (21.9)
 South1055 (31.4)14 686 559 (37.2)
 West1095 (32.6)9 212 521 (23.3)
Metropolitan statistical areaa,b
 Rural167 (5.2)4 935 773 (12.7)
 Urban3039 (94.8)33 972 884 (87.3)
Insurancea,b
 Private1318 (39.4)19 379 652 (49.2)
 Public1728 (51.6)16 879 839 (42.8)
 Uninsured300 (9.0)3 145 222 (8.0)
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless noted otherwise.

  • a Across all variable categories, there is a significant difference between patients with VRE and those without VRE (P < .0001).

  • b Missing values are the reason numbers across categories within variables do not sum to total number of discharges. Categorical percentages are based on the number of patients reported in the database.