TABLE 1

Demographics of Study Population

DemographicN = 39 445
Race and ethnicity, N (%)
 NH white7526 (19.1%)
 NH black19 906 (50.5%)
 Hispanic8000 (20.3%)
 Other3063 (7.8%)
 Missing950 (2.4%)
Sex, N (%)
Male21 350 (54.1%)
Female18 095 (45.9%)
Age group
 0–120 857 (52.9%)
 2–410 142 (25.7%)
 5–95461 (13.8%)
 10–182985 (7.6%)
Insurance status, N (%)
 Private6732 (17.1%)
 Medicaid30 572 (77.5%)
 Self-pay1619 (4.1%)
 Other343 (0.9%)
 Missing179 (0.5%)
Triage acuity level, N (%)
 5 (lowest acuity)9404 (23.8%)
 419 891 (50.4%)
 37708 (19.5%)
 21576 (4.0%)
 1 (highest acuity)10 (0.0%)
 Missing856 (2.2%)
ED site, N (%)
 A6011 (15.2%)
 B4583 (11.6%)
 C6786 (17.2%)
 D7650 (19.4%)
 E3062 (7.8%)
 F7335 (18.6%)
 G4018 (10.2%)
ED type, N (%)
 Main PED27 782 (70.4%)
 Satellite ED11 663 (29.6%)
Provider type, N (%)
 PEM attending13 219 (33.5%)
 Pediatrician12 940 (32.8%)
 General emergency medicine attending50 (0.13%)
 Fellow2111 (5.4%)
 PA/NP9374 (23.8%)
 Other923 (2.3%)
 Multiple attending physicians828 (2.1%)
  • PA, physician assistant; NP, nurse practitioner.