TABLE 3

Baseline Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes Differing Between Study Sites

CharacteristicStudy Site 1 (n = 445)Study Site 2 (n = 268)P
Demographic
 Age, mean (range), y0.47 (0.2–1.84)0.54 (0.2–1.91).04
 History of wheezing11.9 (53)22.0 (59)<.0001
 Tobacco exposure*31.5 (140/445)52.5 (124/236)<.0001
 Day care exposure*18.2 (71/391)33.1 (56/169)<.0001
 AOM diagnosed11.7 (52)6.7 (18).03
 Patients admitted to hospitalists34.2 (152)73.9 (198)<.0001
Referral source
 Direct admission14.2 (63)21.3 (57).014
Clinical outcomes
 LOS, mean (range)2.5 (1–24)3.1 (0–20).005
 Rehospitalization within 4 wk7.4 (33)3.4 (9).03
  • Data are presented as % (n), unless otherwise indicated.

  • * These data were not documented in all charts.