TABLE 1

Demographics of Patients With Abnormal VFSSs

No SurgeryGastrostomy Tube SurgeryP
N = 1668, n1543125
Male sex, n (%)940 (61%)64 (51%).0327
Wt in kg, mean (SD)7.7 (±2.6)5.6 (±2.1).0001
Age in mo, mean (SD)9 (±6)6 (±6).0001
Complexity categorya, n (%)
 No category assigned932 (60)71 (57).4291
 One or more categories assignedb611 (40)54 (43)
 Cardiovascular347 (22)44 (35).1991
 Respiratory277 (18)19 (15).1466
 Congenital and/or genetic170 (11)23 (18).1648
 Gastrointestinal94 (6)57 (46)<.0001
 Neuromuscular116 (7)32 (26)<.0001
 Otherc269 (17)54 (43).0129
  • a Calculated by using the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm.

  • b Categories not mutually exclusive.

  • c Prematurity, renal, metabolic, hematologic/oncologic, or other miscellaneous comorbidities.