TABLE 1

Sample Characteristics of a Retrospective Cohort of Tertiary Care Children’s Hospitalizations for Children Ages 3 to 17 Years in 2014 by Type of Psychiatric Comorbidity

Any Psychiatric DiagnosisaPsychiatric Comorbid Groupsa
Total (N = 373 671)Yes (N = 87002)No (N = 286 669)Med + Psych (N = 67 645)Psych + Med (N = 16 247)Psych Only (N = 3110)
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Age, y3–592 467 (24.7)11 061 (14.1)81 084 (28.3)10 854 (16.0)435 (2.7)94 (3.0)
6–1192 204 (24.7)15 699 (20.0)75 220 (26.2)14 660 (21.7)1897 (11.7)427 (13.7)
12–17189 000 (50.6)51 867 (66.0)130 365 (45.5)42 131 (62.3)13 915 (85.6)2589 (83.2)
SexBoy196 827 (52.7)41 685 (53.0)151 586 (52.9)36 837 (54.5)6928 (42.7)1476 (47.6)
Girl176 756 (47.3)36 928 (47.0)135 017 (47.1)30 799 (45.5)9312 (57.3)1628 (52.4)
Race/ethnicityWhite/NH186 443 (49.9)45 628 (58.0)137 505 (48.0)37 967 (56.1)9156 (56.4)1815 (58.4)
Black/NH74 650 (20.0)13 876 (17.6)58 910 (20.5)11 692 (17.3)3450 (21.2)598 (19.2)
Hispanic74 022 (19.8)11 555 (14.7)60 051 (20.9)11 746 (17.4)1847 (11.4)378 (12.2)
Other38 556 (10.3)7568 (9.6)30 203 (10.5)6240 (9.2)1794 (11.0)319 (10.3)
PayerGovernment209 676 (56.1)46 348 (58.9)158 856 (55.4)40 418 (59.8)8800 (54.2)1602 (51.5)
Commercial146 341 (39.2)29 682 (37.8)113 162 (39.5)24 998 (37.0)6793 (41.8)1388 (44.6)
Self-pay8580 (2.3)1455 (1.9)7108 (2.5)959 (1.4)435 (2.7)78 (2.5)
Other7709 (2.1)881 (1.1)6413 (2.2)1111 (1.6)161 (1.0)24 (0.8)
Missing1365 (0.4)261 (0.3)1130 (0.4)159 (0.2)58 (0.4)18 (0.6)
CCC count0220 014 (58.9)41 918 (53.3)173 441 (60.5)29 946 (44.3)13 528 (83.3)3099 (99.6)
198 263 (26.3)20 226 (25.7)76 187 (26.6)19 832 (29.3)2233 (13.7)11 (0.4)b
2+55 394 (14.8)16 483 (21.0)37 041 (12.9)17 867 (26.4)486 (3.0)0 (0.0)
  • NH, non-Hispanic.

  • a For both psychiatric comorbid groups (any, 3 subgroups) all differences were significant at P < .001.

  • b Overlap with severe mental retardation.