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Table 2 Demographic characteristics

From: The economic burden of medical treatment of children with asthma in China

Variable

Total

Children younger than 3 years old

Preschool children

School-age children

P

Total Number, n (%)

2468 (100%)

439 (17.79%)

967 (39.18%)

1062 (43.03%)

 

Average age (year), mean ± SD

5.50 ± 3.32

1.36 ± 0.34

3.92 ± 0.80

8.66 ± 2.35

 

Sex, n (%)

 Male

1575 (63.82%)

300 (68.34%)

594 (61.43%)

681 (64.12%)

0.04

 Female

893 (36.18%)

139 (31.66%)

373 (38.57%)

381 (35.88%)

 

Visits, n (%)

 Outpatient

70,570 (98.58%)

14,419 (98.11%)

32,722 (98.76%)

23,429 (98.63%)

< 0.01

 Inpatient

1014 (1.42%)

278 (1.89%)

411 (1.24%)

325 (1.37%)

 

Hospital grade, n (%)

 Advanced

44,440 (62.08%)

9304 (63.31%)

20,325 (61.34%)

14,811 (62.35%)

< 0.01

 Mid-level

13,686 (19.12%)

2582 (17.57%)

6808 (20.55%)

4296 (18.09%)

 

 Primary

13,433 (18.77%)

2811 (19.13%)

5994 (18.09%)

4628 (19.48%)

 

Hospitals type, n (%)

 General

51,731 (72.27%)

8554 (58.20%)

24,147 (72.88%)

19,030 (80.11%)

< 0.01

 Specialized

19,828 (27.70%)

6143 (41.80%)

8980 (27.10%)

4705 (19.81%)

 

Regions, n (%)

 East

1900 (76.99%)

352 (80.18%)

756 (78.18%)

792 (74.58%)

< 0.01

 Central

223 (9.04%)

44 (10.02%)

97 (10.03%)

82 (7.72%)

 

 West

345 (13.98%)

43 (9.79%)

114 (11.79%)

188 (17.70%)

 

City Grades, n (%)

 First Tier

601 (24.35%)

74 (16.86%)

246 (25.44%)

281 (26.46%)

< 0.01

 Second Tier

1268 (51.38%)

289 (65.83%)

522 (53.98%)

457 (43.03%)

 

 Third Tier

195 (7.90%)

29 (6.61%)

77 (7.96%)

89 (8.38%)

 

 Fourth and fifth Tier

314 (12.72%)

47 (10.71%)

122 (12.62%)

145 (13.65%)