TABLE 1

Comparison of Characteristics of Children With SSSS Across Hospital Clusters

CharacteristicsOverallHospital Cluster 1Hospital Cluster 2P
Patient total, n (%)1259838 (67)421 (33)
Level of care, n (%).703
 Intensive64 (5)44 (5)20 (5)
 Acute1195 (95)794 (95)401 (95)
Age group, n (%).280
 0–59 d168 (13)108 (13)60 (14)
 2–11 mo231 (18)163 (20)68 (16)
 1–4 y658 (52)428 (51)230 (55)
 5–10 y180 (14)121 (14)59 (14)
 11–18 y22 (2)18 (2)4 (1)
Sex, n (%)
 Male664 (53)450 (54)214 (51).336
Race and/or ethnicity, n (%)<.001
 White634 (50)392 (47)242 (58)
 African American280 (22)189 (23)91 (22)
 Hispanic210 (17)178 (21)32 (8)
 Other135 (11)79 (9)56 (13)
Payer, n (%)<.001
 Government704 (56)496 (59)208 (49)
 Private518 (41)330 (39)188 (45)
 Other37 (3)12 (1)25 (6)
US region, n (%)<.001
 Midwest263 (21)115 (14)148 (35)
 Northeast166 (13)15 (2)151 (36)
 South631 (50)542 (65)89 (21)
 West199 (16)166 (20)33 (8)
Illness severity,a n (%).146
 Low777 (62)529 (63)248 (59)
 High482 (38)309 (37)173 (41)
  • —, not applicable.

  • a Illness severity defined by All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group codes.