TABLE 1

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the Cohort at the Time of the Index GERD Visit

CharacteristicN (%)
Total149 190 (100)
ARS (Yes or No)
 No144 672 (97.0)
 Yes, laparoscopic3235 (2.2)
 Yes, open1283 (0.9)
Demographics
 Male sex83 157 (55.7)
 Mean age at index admission, d (SD)98.33 (274.09)
 Race
  White88 675 (59.4)
  African American32 662 (21.9)
  Other27 853 (18.7)
 Insurance status
  Government payer95 080 (63.7)
  Self-pay2766 (1.9)
 Census region
  Midwest37 230 (25.0)
  Northeast18 660 (12.5)
  South67 150 (45.0)
  West26 150 (17.5)
Admission status
 ED admission83 189 (55.8)
 ICU admission128 413 (92.8)
 Transfer from another facility22 948 (15.4)
Comorbidities
 Mechanical ventilation17 285 (11.6)
 Infection44 009 (29.5)
 Medical complication540 (0.4)
 Cardiovascular disease14 750 (9.9)
 Hematologic and/or immunologic disease2029 (1.4)
 Malignancy852 (0.6)
 Metabolic disorder3468 (2.3)
 Neuromuscular disorder6072 (4.1)
 Congenital or genetic defect9312 (6.2)
 Renal disease3339 (2.2)
 Respiratory disease12 717 (8.5)
 Very low birth weight <1500 g7318 (4.9)
TotalARSNo ARS
N = 149 190N = 4518N = 144 672
(100)(3.0)(97.0)
Any diagnostic test performed5692 (3.8)1030 (22.8)4663 (3.2)
 Imaging diagnostics2017 (1.4)430 (9.5)1587 (1.1)
 EGD diagnostics508 (0.3)346 (7.7)162 (0.1)
 Monitoring diagnostics3440 (2.3)400 (8.9)3040 (2.1)
  • ED, emergency department.