TABLE 2

Child Health Characteristics

Health CharacteristicsOverall (N = 249)No Chronic Disease (n = 133)Noncomplex Chronic Disease (n = 44)Complex and Chronic Disease (n = 72)Pa
General health status, n (%)<.001
 Not very good or poor44 (18)11 (8)10 (23)23 (32)
Hospitalizations in previous 12 mo, n (%)<.001
 0129 (52)87 (66)24 (55)18 (25)
 167 (27)32 (24)14 (32)21 (29)
 2 or more52 (21)13 (10)6 (14)33 (46)
Visits to ED in previous 12 mo, n (%)<.001
 0–1159 (64)101 (77)26 (59)32 (44)
 2–474 (30)27 (20)16 (36)31 (43)
 5 or more15 (6)4 (3)2 (5)9 (13)
Hours per week providing or coordinating care, n (%)<.001
 <1 h per wk143 (58)112 (86)18 (41)13 (18)
 1–10 h per wk44 (18)11 (8)13 (30)20 (28)
 11 or more h per wk58 (24)7 (5)13 (30)38 (54)
History or current concern for anxiety and/or depression, n (%)30 (12)10 (8)12 (28)8 (11).002
  • a P value from χ2 test of association between medical complexity and potential risk factor. Cell counts may not sum to column totals in cases of excluded nonresponse (n = 0–4, except child or caregiver histories of behavioral or psychological concern, with 8 and10 nonresponses, respectively).