TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Pediatric Patients With Tracheostomies Admitted With bRTIs in the Study Population

VariableTotal Sample
N (%)4137 (100)
Age, median (IQR), y3 (1–9)
Sex
 Male2375 (57.4)
 Female1762 (42.6)
Racea
 White2214 (53.5)
 Black906 (21.9)
 Other/missing1042 (25.2)
Hispanic917 (22.2)
Insurance
 Public2965 (71.7)
 Private1027 (24.8)
 Self-pay, other, missing145 (3.5)
CCCs
 Total number, median (IQR)3 (2–4)
 Cardiovascular738 (17.8)
 Gastrointestinal3367 (81.4)
 Hematologic147 (3.6)
 Oncologic99 (2.4)
 Metabolic272 (6.6)
 Neuromuscular2024 (48.9)
 Congenital1324 (32.0)
 Renal300 (7.3)
 Respiratory4137 (100)
Other comorbidities
 Gastrostomy tube3103 (75.0)
 Ventilator dependency1342 (32.4)
Received mechanical ventilation during hospitalization2134 (51.6)
Admitted to ICU1530 (37.0)
Discharge disposition
 Home3827 (92.5)
 Expired28 (0.7)
 Transfer to another unit/hospital, other, missing282 (6.8)
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless otherwise indicated. N = 4137 unique patients.

  • a Race numbers add up to more than the number of patients, as some reported multiple race categories.