TABLE 1

Descriptive Characteristics of Study Population

VariablePopulation (N = 10 698), n (%)
Age, y
 12–16 5961 (55.7)
 17–214737 (44.3)
Race and/or ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic 2673 (25.0)
 African American, non-Hispanic5802 (54.2)
 Hispanic1460 (13.7)
 Other, non-Hispanic605 (5.7)
 Unknown158 (1.4)
Insurance status
 Public 7543 (70.5)
 Private2111 (19.7)
 Uninsured1044 (9.8)
Disposition
 Admission 4043 (37.8)
 Discharge6655 (62.2)
Geographic region
 Northeast 2276 (21.2)
 South3720 (34.8)
 Midwest3332 (31.2)
 West1370 (12.8)
Hospital size, beds
 ≤300 3297 (30.8)
 >3007401 (69.2)