TABLE 1

Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Study Cohort

CharacteristicOverall (n = 2296 patients)Readmitted (n = 188)Not Readmitted (n = 2108)
Sociodemographic factors
 Age, n (%)
  6 mo–<2 y437 (19.0)48 (25.5)389 (18.5)
  2–5 y500 (21.8)42 (22.3)458 (21.7)
  6–12 y625 (27.2)47 (25.0)578 (27.4)
  13–18 y734 (32.0)51 (27.1)683 (32.4)
 Race and/or ethnicity, n (%)
  Non-Hispanic white1370 (59.7)105 (55.9)1265 (60.0)
  Hispanic432 (18.8)36 (19.1)396 (18.8)
  Non-Hispanic African American243 (10.6)25 (13.3)218 (10.3)
  Asian American191 (8.3)18 (9.6)173 (8.2)
  Other60 (2.6)4 (2.1)56 (2.7)
 Boys, n (%)1286 (56.0)113 (60.1)1173 (55.6)
 Non-English primary language, n (%)237 (10.3)24 (12.8)213 (10.1)
 Insurance type, n (%)
  Private1410 (61.4)107 (56.9)1303 (61.8)
  Public872 (38.0)81 (43.1)791 (37.5)
  Uninsured14 (0.6)014 (0.7)
 Neighborhood per capita income, $a30 520 (22 714–37 424)30 074 (23 350–35 959)30 520 (22 714–37 424)
 Missing data808
Clinical factors, n (%)
 Any admissions in previous 6 mo333 (14.5)46 (24.5)287 (13.6)
 Any ED visits in previous 6 mo203 (8.8)33 (17.6)170 (8.1)
 No. home medications at admission, n (%)
  0–31770 (78.1)134 (71.7)1636 (78.7)
  4–7301 (13.3)26 (13.9)275 (13.2)
  ≥8196 (8.6)27 (14.1)169 (8.1)
  Missing data29128
 CCC category, n (%)
  Neurologic550 (24.0)37 (19.7)513 (24.3)
  Cardiovascular492 (21.4)37 (19.7)455 (21.6)
  Gastrointestinal419 (18.2)54 (28.7)365 (17.3)
  Other1452 (63.2)134 (71.3)1318 (62.5)
 No. CCC categories, n (%)
  11621 (70.6)107 (56.9)1514 (71.8)
  2439 (19.1)47 (25.0)392 (18.6)
  ≥3236 (10.3)34 (18.1)202 (9.6)
 Technology assistance, n (%)545 (23.7)56 (29.8)489 (23.2)
 Admission type, n (%)
  Medical1440 (62.7)140 (74.5)1300 (61.7)
  Surgical856 (37.3)48 (25.5)808 (38.3)
Hospitalization and discharge factors, n (%)
 ICU use1087 (47.3)81 (43.1)1006 (47.7)
 Discharge disposition from the hospital
  Home, no services1706 (74.3)112 (59.6)1594 (75.6)
  Home with services468 (20.4)63 (33.5)405 (19.2)
  Other facility122 (5.3)13 (6.9)109 (5.2)
 LOS in d
  0–1668 (29.1)42 (22.3)626 (29.7)
  2–51172 (51.0)89 (47.3)1083 (51.4)
  ≥6456 (19.9)57 (30.3)399 (18.9)
 Weekday discharge1746 (76.0)153 (81.4)1593 (75.6)
  • a Values reported as median (25th–75th percentile).