TABLE 3

Bivariate Analysis of Clinical and Sociodemographic Factors Associated With Obesity Management Plan

CharacteristicNo Plan (n = 165)Plan (n = 49)P
Age, y, n (%).43
 2–44 (2)3 (6)
 5–1166 (40)18 (37)
 12–1895 (58)28 (57)
Severe obesity (BMI ≥120% of 95th percentile), n (%)90 (55)27 (55)>.99
LOS >52 h, n (%)97 (58.8)26 (53.1).51
Female sex, n (%)80 (48.5)24 (49.0)>.99
Race, n (%).80
 White79 (48)21 (43)
 Hispanic42 (26)13 (27)
 African American18 (11)4 (8)
 Asian American6 (4)1 (2)
 Other20 (12)10 (20)
Primary language, n (%).118
 English134 (81.2)33 (67.3)
 Spanish22 (13.3)11 (22.4)
 Other9 (5.5)5 (10.2)
Medicaid, n (%)99 (60.0)35 (71.4).18
Comorbidity types present, n (%)
 Asthmaa51 (30.9)15 (30.6)>.99
 Sleep apneaa9 (5.5)7 (14.3).06
 Cholelithiasisa12 (7.3)5 (10.2).55
 Diabetes mellitusa5 (3.0)1 (2.0)>.99
 Pseudotumor cerebria1 (0.6)1 (2.0).41
 DVTa3 (1.8)0 (0)>.99
Surgical service with PHM consult, n (%)45 (27.3)25 (51.0)<.01
>1 admission, n (%)49 (29.7)8 (16.3).07
  • a Analyzed separately as dichotomous variables (and therefore not mutually exclusive).