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Table 1 Characteristics of ED discharges at KASCH-RD between September 13, 2015 and July 29, 2017

From: Emergency department 72-hour revisits among children with chronic diseases: a Saudi Arabian study

Characteristics Levels Number Percentage
Age < 3 years 2735 32.1
3 ≤ Age < 6 years 2192 25.8
6 ≤ Age < 14 years 3151 37.0
≥14 years 432 5.1
Gender Female 3394 39.9
Male 5116 60.1
Institutional health insurance coverage Yes 8223 96.6
No 287 3.4
Year of ED visit 2015 2538 23.0
2016 5663 51.2
2017 2856 25.8
New patient ED visit Yes 533 17.4
No 2526 82.6
Causes of initial ED visit Circulatory 362 3.3
Congenital malformations 371 3.4
Digestive 2046 18.5
Ear 478 4.3
External causes 851 7.7
Genitourinary 1954 17.7
Respiratory 2606 23.6
Other 2389 21.6
Initial ED discharges (N = 11,057)    
Had first revisit within 72 h No 9846 89.0
  Yes 1211 11.0
Had a second revisit within 72 h No 1128 93.1
  Yes 83 6.9