TABLE 1

Descriptive Statistics

Independent VariableValue
Initial appearance, %
    Very ill1.7
    Moderately Ill25.3
    Mildly Ill73.0
Patient's age, mean (SD), d48.9 (23.8)
Maximal temperature, mean (SD), degrees Celsius38.7 (0.50)
Intrapartum maternal risk factor present, %11.1
Race, %
    White79.5
    Black8.3
    Asian American/Pacific Islander2.1
    Other10.4
    Hispanic14.5
Insurance type, %
    HMO35.9
    Private/commercial22.2
    Medicaid36.2
    Other2.6
    Self-pay3.2
Provider's age, mean (SD), y44.5 (8.21)
Provider male, %63.4
Provider type, %
    Physician94.8
    Nurse practitioner3.4
    Physician assistant2.1
Practice type, %
    Solo or 2-person practice19.3
    Group pediatric practice43.9
    Multispecialty practice14.1
    Other22.7
Practice location, %
    Urban, inner city30.1
    Northeast30.1
    North central16.9
    South26.7
    West26.3