TABLE 1

Characteristics of Obese Subjects With and Without Obesity Documentation in the Inpatient Record

CharacteristicAll Obese (N = 809)No Obesity Documentation (n = 595)Obesity Documentation (n = 214)P
Age, y, n (%)<.01
 2–4141 (17.4)134 (22.5)7 (3.3)
 5–11370 (45.7)286 (48.1)84 (39.3)
 12–18298 (36.8)175 (29.4)123 (57.5)
Severe obesity (BMI ≥120% of 95th percentile), n (%)262 (32.4)138 (23.2)124 (57.9)<.01
LOS ≥52 h, n (%)405 (50.1)282 (48.7)123 (57.9).01
Female sex, n (%)347 (42.9)243 (40.8)104 (48.6).05
Race, n (%).02
 White353 (43.6)253 (42.5)100 (46.7)
 Hispanic178 (22.0)123 (20.7)55 (25.7)
 African American76 (9)54 (9)22 (10)
 Asian American65 (8.0)58 (9.7)7 (3.3)
 Other137 (16.9)107 (18.0)30 (14.0)
Primary language, n (%).11
 English597 (73.8)430 (72.3)167 (78.0)
 Spanish130 (16.1)97 (16.3)33 (15.4)
 Other82 (10.1)68 (11.4)14 (6.6)
Medicaid, n (%)564 (69.7)430 (72.3)134 (62.6).01
Comorbidity types present, n (%)
 Asthmaa218 (26.9)152 (25.5)66 (30.8).15
 Sleep apneaa42 (5.2)26 (4.4)16 (7.5).10
 Cholelithiasisa22 (2.7)5 (1)17 (7.9)<.01
 Diabetes mellitusa16 (2.0)10 (1.7)6 (2.8).39
 Pseudotumor cerebria4 (0.4)2 (0.3)2 (0.9).29
 DVTa3 (0.4)0 (0)3 (1.4).02
Surgical service with PHM consult223 (28)153 (25.7)70 (32.7).06
>1 admission170 (21.0)113 (19.0)57 (26.6).02
  • a Analyzed separately as dichotomous variables (and therefore not mutually exclusive).