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Table 1 Distribution of patient and hospital characteristics according to transfer status

From: Transfer hospitalizations for pediatric severe sepsis or septic shock: resource use and outcomes

Characteristic Overall Hospitalizations (n = 8533) % Transfer Hospitalizations (n = 2151) % Non-transfer Hospitalizations (n = 6382) % p
Age in Years
  < 1 29.1 39.6 25.5  
 1–5 15.1 14.0 15.5  
 6–10 9.0 8.1 9.2  
 11–15 13.6 14.1 13.5  
 16–20 33.2 24.2 36.3 <  0.0001
 Female Sex 48.9 47.3 49.5 0.07
APRDRG Levels of Illness Severity
 Minor/Moderate 5.1 3.3 5.8  
 Major 17.8 12.5 19.7  
 Extreme 77.0 84.2 74.5 <  0.0001
Primary Payer
 Public 51.9 55.6 50.6  
 Private 37.4 33.5 38.8  
 Self-pay/Other 10.7 10.9 10.6 0.0015
Type of Hospital
 Rural 2.1 1.2 2.4  
 Urban Non-Teaching 12.7 4.6 15.4  
 Urban Teaching 85.2 94.2 82.2 <  0.0001