TABLE 1

Comparison of Demographic Information Based on the Presence of Palliative Care Consultation for Patients in Pediatrics/PICU and NICU

Pediatrics/PICUPNICUP
(−) PPC Consult (n = 103)(+) PPC Consult (n = 47)(−) PPC Consult (n = 73)(+) PPC Consult (n = 10)
Mean age at death in months (SD)85.2 (73.2)76.8 (72).520.6 (1.8)1.6 (2.1)NA
Sex, n (%).86.73
 Female44 (43)19 (40)29 (40)3 (30)
 Male59 (57)28 (60)44 (60)7 (70)
Race and/or ethnicity, n (%).81.23
 White42 (41)22 (47)17 (23)5 (50)
 Other29 (29)12 (25)26 (36)3 (30)
 Hispanic32 (31)13 (28)30 (41)2 (20)
Insurance, n (%).42.40
 Commercial44 (43)15 (32)43 (59)4 (40)
 Government55 (53)31 (66)29 (39)6 (60)
 International payer4 (4)1 (2)1 (1)0 (0)
Language, n (%).98.23
 English87 (84)41 (87)58 (80)8 (80)
 Spanish12 (12)5 (11)6 (8)2 (20)
 Other4 (4)1 (2)9 (12)0 (0)
Religion, n (%).32.03
 Catholic44 (43)19 (40)17 (23)6 (60)
 Protestant22 (21)16 (34)15 (21)3 (30)
 Other17 (17)4 (9)16 (22)0 (0)
 None20 (19)8 (17)25 (34)1 (10)
  • −, no PPC consultation present; +, PPC consultation present; NA, not applicable.