TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Study Population

Overall (N = 75 234)ED Discharge (n = 59 453)Admitted (n = 15 781)P
Age, median (IQR), mo21 (11–38)22 (11–38)19 (10–34)<.001
Sex, n (%)
 Male40 946 (54.4)32 449 (54.6)8497 (53.8).195
 Female34 286 (45.6)27 002 (45.4)7284 (46.2)
Race, n (%)
 NH white24 975 (33.2)16 572 (27.9)8403 (53.2)<.001
 NH black22 901 (30.4)20 236 (34)2665 (16.9)
 Hispanic19 232 (25.6)16 219 (27.3)3013 (19.1)
 Asian1701 (2.3)1320 (2.2)381 (2.4)
 Other6425 (8.5)5106 (8.6)1319 (8.4)
Season, n (%)
 Spring23 176 (30.8)17 616 (29.6)5560 (35.2)<.001
 Summer13 865 (18.4)11 104 (18.7)2761 (17.5)
 Fall16 193 (21.5)13 297 (22.4)2896 (18.4)
 Winter22 000 (29.2)17 436 (29.3)4564 (28.9)
Payor, n (%)
 Government48 516 (64.5)40 352 (67.9)8164 (51.7)<.001
 Private22 533 (30)16 151 (27.2)6382 (40.4)
 Other4185 (5.6)2950 (5)1235 (7.8)
Census region, n (%)
 Northeast12 518 (16.6)10 333 (17.4)2185 (13.8)<.001
 South24 427 (32.5)18 389 (30.9)6038 (38.3)
 North central22 113 (29.4)18 872 (31.7)3241 (20.5)
 West16 176 (21.5)11 859 (19.9)4317 (27.4)
LOS, median (IQR)1 (1–2)
Cost, median (IQR), $295 (148–787)225 (134–372)2527 (1779–3806)<.001
  • Characteristics of patients with AGE evaluated at 34 US children’s hospitals, January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2014. NH, non-Hispanic.