TABLE 1

Patient Demographics and Encounter Characteristics

CharacteristicN = 443
Patient sex, n (%)
 Boys157 (35.4)
 Girls286 (64.6)
Age, y
 Mean (SD)15.6 (1.1)
 14, n (%)86 (19.4)
 15, n (%)126 (28.4)
 16, n (%)123 (27.8)
 17, n (%)108 (24.4)
Race and/or ethnicity, n (%)
 Hispanic99 (22.4)
 Non-Hispanic white277 (62.5)
 Non-Hispanic African American45 (10.2)
 Asian American11 (2.5)
 Multiracial or other11 (2.5)
Insurance type, n (%)
 Private235 (49.7)
 Public222 (46.9)
 Uninsured or unknown16 (3.4)
Admission time, n (%)a
 Daytime122 (27.5)
 Overnight312 (72.5)
Medical diagnosis category, n (%)
 Gastrointestinal127 (28.7)
 Skin and/or musculoskeletal88 (19.9)
 Neurologic60 (13.5)
 Respiratory45 (10.2)
 Genitourinary34 (7.7)
 Ear, nose, and/or throat28 (6.3)
 Other61 (13.8)
  • a Daytime, 8:00 am–11:59 pm; overnight, 12:00 am–7:59 am.