Table 3.

Characteristics of Hospital Sample (Percentage Distribution)

AHA Hospitals With
Any NICU Beds
(N = 796)
AHA Hospitals With
Any NICU or Intermediate
Beds (N = 984)
Study Hospitals
(N = 25)
Ownership
 Public18.017.24.0
 Private nonprofit73.673.492.0
 Private for-profit8.49.54.0
Rural population6.58.44.0
Urban population93.591.696.0
 <100 0001.61.94.0
 100 000–250 00010.410.64.0
 250 000–500 00014.213.820.0
 500 000–1 000 00013.412.628.0
 1 000 000–2 500 00024.724.132.0
 >2 500 00029.028.68.0
Region
 Northeast18.819.416.0
 South37.738.020.0
 Central22.021.844.0
 West21.520.720.0
Teaching47.743.164.0
Children's hospital5.04.212.0
Hospital bed size398374454
NICU beds17.113.824.5
Intermediate beds4.04.76.2
Total NICU and intermediate beds21.118.530.7
  • Source: 1992 American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals.