TABLE 4

Comparison of Patients Excluded From Analysis

Patient CharacteristicExcluded Group (n =20)Study Group (n = 196)
Age, mean (SD)11.3 y (3.73)10.7 y (3.64)
Male, n (%)6 (30%)102 (52.0%)
African American9 (45%)73 (37.2%)
Appendicitis, n (%)8 (40%)65 (33.2%)
Admission rate, n (%)13 (65%)99 (50.5%)
US performed, n (%)12 (60%)128 (65.3%)
CT performed, n (%)5 (25%)13 (6.6%)
Distribution of PAS, n (%)
 1–38 (40%)44 (22.5)
 4–76 (30%)119 (60.7%)
 8–106 (30%)33 (16.8%)
Time from MD evaluation to surgical consultation, median (Q1–Q3)124.0 min (67.0–204.0)127.5 min (79.0–182.5)
ED length of stay, median (Q1–Q3)439.0 min (316.0–527.5)374 min (290.0–475.50)
  • Q, quartile.