TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Pediatric Inpatients With Serum Mg Levels Obtained

CharacteristicSerum Mg Level Obtained (n = 4608)Serum Mg Levels Obtained Plus Mg Supplement Charges (n = 764)
Mean age, y8.29.6
Mean length of stay, d6.1712.4
Gender, no. (%)
 Male2452 (53.2)433 (56.7)
 Female2156 (46.8)331 (43.3)
Race, no. (%)
 White2440 (53.0)388 (50.8)
 Black1848 (40.1)313 (41.0)
 Hispanic/Latino192 (4.2)38 (5.0)
 Not reported74 (1.6)8 (1.0)
 Asian32 (0.7)10 (1.3)
 Other17 (0.4)6 (0.8)
 Native American5 (0.1)1 (0.1)