TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics

Demographic CharacteristicHigher Risk (N = 88)
Age, d, median (IQR)18.5 (8–61)
Male sex, n (%)47 (53)
Race, n (%)
 African American53 (60)
 White22 (25)
 Other13 (15)
Insurance, n (%)
 Government78 (89)
 Private7 (8)
 Other3 (3)
PED length of stay, h, median (IQR)4:03 (2:58–5:11)
PED transfer, n (%)55 (63)
PED disposition, n (%)
 Admitted78 (89)
 Discharged10 (11)
Admission unit, n (%)
 Inpatient floor63 (81)
 Critical care (NICU or PICU)15 (19)
Admission length of stay, h, median (IQR)27.5 (19–50)
PED discharge diagnosis (n = 10), n (%)
 Normal examination3 (30)
 Periodic breathing3 (30)
 ALTE0 (0)
 Apnea2 (20)
 Gastroesophageal disease or choking2 (20)
 Other3 (30)
Hospital discharge diagnosis (n = 78), n (%)
 ALTE49 (63)
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease or choking18 (23)
 Benign conditions of infancy10 (13)
 Apnea8 (10)
 Periodic breathing6 (6)
 Infection4 (5)
 Seizure4 (5)
 Altered mental status1 (1)
 Failure to thrive1 (1)
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