TABLE 3

Patient Characteristics Associated With Being Admitted by Transfer Rather Than Routinely Admitted for Hospitalized 0- to 20-Year-Olds Nationally, 2012

Unadjusted OR, 95% CIAdjusted OR, 95% CIP
Principal diagnosis<.001
 Mood disorderRefRef
 Other perinatal conditions2.91, 2.41–3.5010.26, 8.56–12.29a
 Prematurity11.47, 8.78–14.9835.96, 27.92–46.32a
 Asthma0.55, 0.45–0.660.66, 0.55–0.80a
 Bronchiolitis or bronchitis0.51, 0.42–0.611.60, 1.32–1.95a
 Pneumonia0.45, 0.38–0.540.50, 0.42–0.60a
 Seizure or epilepsy0.76, 0.63–0.910.87, 0.71–1.06
 Appendicitis0.44, 0.35–0.540.54, 0.44–0.67a
 Diabetes mellitus0.82, 0.68–0.990.70, 0.58–0.85a
 Cardiac congenital anomalies1.46, 1.20–1.783.16, 2.53–3.94a
 Other0.16, 0.14–0.190.42, 0.36–0.49a
Age group, y<.001
 0–1RefRef
 2–53.74, 3.33–4.204.32, 3.90–4.78a
 6–113.94, 3.50–4.444.86, 4.37–5.41a
 12–184.42, 3.90–5.025.13, 4.64–5.66a
 19–202.78, 2.45–3.163.15, 2.80–3.53a
Female gender0.89, 0.87–0.900.89, 0.88–0.91a<.001
Race/ethnicity<.001
 WhiteRefRef
 Black1.00, 0.89–1.110.85, 0.77–0.94a
 Hispanic0.82, 0.72–0.940.80, 0.71–0.89a
 Asian or Pacific Islander0.49, 0.41–0.570.69, 0.61–0.77a
 Other1.16, 1.00–1.351.27, 1.11–1.44a
Insurance status
 PrivateRefRef<.001
 Public1.36, 1.26–1.461.30, 1.22–1.38a
 Self-pay1.18, 1.04–1.341.23, 1.11–1.36a
 No charge or other1.79, 1.53–2.101.46, 1.25–1.72a
Urban residence0.63, 0.57–0.710.64, 0.57–0.71a<.001
Illness severity<.001
 Minor or no loss of functionRefRef
 Moderate loss of function2.73, 2.60–2.861.60, 1.53–1.68a
 Major loss of function4.45, 4.15–4.782.62, 2.45–2.80a
 Extreme loss of function10.12, 9.02–11.356.26, 5.68–6.91a
Major operating room procedure0.70, 0.65–0.750.82, 0.77–0.89a<.001
Weekend admission1.37, 1.33–1.411.33, 1.29–1.36a<.001
Elective admission1.36, 1.03–1.810.51, 0.41–0.64a<.001
  • Associations with hospitalizations with an admission source of being transferred from another hospital were compared with hospitalizations with a routine admission source. The multivariable logistic regression model included the covariates that are listed in Table 3. OR, odds ratio; Ref, reference.

  • a Significant adjusted OR with P < .05.