TABLE 2

Descriptive Statistics of Predictor/Outcome Variables and Correlations With Demographic/Clinical Variables

VariableTotal Need FulfillmentImportant Need FulfillmentParent ParticipationParent AnxietyParent Depression
Descriptive statistics
 Mean ± SD0.89 ± 0.130.94 ± 0.1023.5 ± 6.56.9 ± 3.73.5 ± 2.9
 Range0.28–10.37–15–360–170–14
Demographic/clinical variables
 Parent age (y), n = 164a
  Correlation−0.11−0.09−0.17−0.19−0.05
  Significanceb0.150.260.030.020.50
 Parent race (non-white), n = 166a
  Slope0.010.010.95−0.530.01
  Significance0.520.160.110.130.98
 Parent educational level (≤GED), n = 158a
  Slope0.020.02−0.900.020.17
  Significance0.130.030.100.940.47
 Travel time to hospital (min), n = 165a
  Correlation−0.08−0.180.040.070.21
  Significance0.340.020.620.400.01
 Parent sex (female), n = 166
  Slope0.030.010.500.33−0.09
  Significance0.010.230.430.380.75
 Marital status (single), n = 164
  Slope0.00−0.010.59−0.230.07
  Significance0.750.370.290.480.78
 Parent employment (unemployed), n = 163
  Slope0.000.00−0.300.430.37
  Significance0.790.850.640.260.20
 Child age (y), n = 166a
  Correlation−0.10−0.10−0.21−0.10−0.05
  Significance0.190.1990.010.1990.54
 Child sex (female), n = 166
  Slope0.010.01−0.32−0.110.22
  Significance0.630.560.530.720.33
 Medical history (previous diagnosis), n = 166
  Slope−0.01−0.01−0.230.160.05
  Significance0.290.370.680.620.85
 No. of previous admissions, n = 159
  Correlation0.02−0.010.230.040.05
  Significance0.850.860.0040.670.54
 Admitting service (specialty service), n = 166
  Slope−0.01−0.010.07−0.30−0.24
  Significance0.300.510.900.330.31
 Reason for admission (unplanned), n = 166
  Slope0.020.010.420.410.31
  Significance0.100.410.520.280.29
 Time since admission (h), n = 166
  Correlation−0.040.010.11−0.02−0.08
  Significance0.650.910.160.800.34
 Length of stay (h), n = 166
  Correlation−0.030.040.12−0.100.08
  Significance0.720.640.140.230.29
  • GED, General Educational Development test.

  • a Variables were simultaneously correlated (P < .2) with 1 or more predictor variables and 1 or more outcome variables and were therefore included as covariates in multiple linear regression analyses.

  • b All significance levels are 2-tailed.