TABLE 1.

Selected Characteristics of the Study Population

CharacteristicN%
Sex
 Male36755.9
 Female28944.1
Age group, y
 ≤118728.5
 2–311417.4
 4–69414.3
 7–108613.1
 ≥1117526.7
Patient’s distance home-hospital, km
 ≤517727
 6–3521632.9
 >3526340.1
Day of the week of admission
 Monday-Friday48273.5
 Saturday-Sunday17426.5
Hour of admission
 8:00 am–8:00 pm48874.4
 8:01 pm–7:59 am16825.6
Type of admission
 Elective10616.2
 Urgent55083.8
Hospital ward
 Pediatric42164.2
 Pediatric surgery23535.8
Length of stay, d
 Median5