TABLE 7.

Hazard of Dying During Terminal Hospitalization Associated With CCCs and Age

HR95% CI
Model 1*
Number of CCC categories
 01.00Referent
 10.600.570.62
 20.530.500.57
 3 or more0.510.460.57
Age at time of admission
 0–29 d1.00Referent
 1–11 mo0.950.881.01
 1–9 y1.111.031.19
 10–24 y1.010.941.08
Year
 19911.00Referent
 19941.040.971.10
 19971.030.961.10
Annual number of deaths
 <961.00Referent
 96–1170.980.911.06
 118–1501.000.901.11
 >1500.960.871.06
Model 2*
CCC categories
 None1.00Referent
 Respiratory0.520.480.56
 Malignancy0.570.540.61
 Hematologic or immunologic0.590.530.66
 Gastrointestinal0.680.620.73
 Cardiovascular0.740.700.78
 Metabolic0.780.700.86
 Neuromuscular0.830.780.89
 Other congenital or genetic0.970.921.03
 Renal1.040.921.19
  • * Model 1 also adjusted for gender and principal payer; model 2 also adjusted for age, gender, principal payer, year, and annual number of deaths in each hospital each year; both models used robust estimation of confidence interval based on clustering by hospital.