TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Patients With a PDN Care Plan Admitted to a Quaternary Freestanding Children’s Hospital (June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015)

CharacteristicsPatients With PDN (n = 188)Patients Without PDN (n = 7999)
n (%)n (%)
Age, y
 <133 (18)1954 (24)
 1–468 (36)2000 (25)
 5–933 (18)1465 (18)
 10–1324 (13)1091 (14)
 14–1721 (11)1166 (15)
 18–217 (4)244 (3)
 ≥222 (1)79 (1)
Sex
 Female87 (46)4355 (54)
 Male101 (54)3644 (46)
Race and ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic60 (32)3120 (39)
 Hispanic61 (32)2632 (33)
 African American, non-Hispanic48 (26)1444 (18)
 Asian American11 (6)364 (5)
 Other or unknown8 (4)439 (5)
Primary payer
 Public or Medicaid119 (63)4230 (53)
 Private or commercial67 (36)3612 (45)
 Other2 (1)157 (2)
Language
 English153 (81)6726 (84)
 Spanish32 (17)1081 (14)
 Other or unknown3 (2)192 (2)
Interpreter used in hospital encounters
 No158 (84)6910 (87)
 Yes30 (16)1028 (13)
 Unknown0 (0)61 (<1)
Home location
 Urban176 (93)7383 (92)
 Rural3 (2)209 (3)
 Unable to classify9 (5)407 (5)
  • Demographic characteristics for patients without PDN during the same time period are shown for context.