TABLE 1

Characteristics and Communication Impairment of 236 Inpatients Aged ≥12 mo

Communication Impairment
Number (%)YesNo
All236 (100%)50 (21%)186 (78%)
Age,
 123 (10%)7 (30%)16 (70%)
 218 (8%)9 (50%)9 (50%)
 3–428 (12%)5 (23%)23 (82%)
 5–947 (20%)13 (28%)34 (72%)
 10–1793 (39%)11 (12%)82 (88%)
 ≥1827 (11%)5 (19%)22 (81%)
Sex
 Female114 (48%)29 (25%)85 (75%)
 Male122 (52%)21 (17%)101 (83%)
Race
 White122 (52%)24 (20%)98 (80%)
 African American58 (25%)13 (22%)45 (78%)
 Asian, Pacific Islander, or Indian12 (5%)3 (25%)9 (75%)
 Other or not specified44 (19%)10 (23%)34 (77%)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic24 (10%)7 (29%)17 (71%)
 Non-Hispanic212 (90%)43 (20%)169 (80%)
Language spoken
 English220 (93%)45 (20%)175 (80%)
 Spanish4 (2%)3 (75%)1 (25%)
 Arabic6 (3%)2 (33%)4 (67%)
 Other6 (3%)0 (0%)6 (100%)