TABLE 1

Selected Demographic, Hospitalization, and Follow-up Characteristics of Infants With an ALTE

CharacteristicValue
Gender, n (%)
    Male233 (49)
    Female238 (51)
Age, d
    Mean66
    Median40
Race, n (%)a
    White372 (79.0)
    Hispanic64 (14.0)
    Pacific Islander6 (1.3)
    Black4 (0.9)
    Native American3 (0.6)
    Asian2 (0.4)
    Unknown7 (1.4)
Premature (<37 wk gestation), n (%)105 (22)
Mean length of stay, d2.4
Mean hospitalization cost, $3460
Average length of follow-up, d (y)1851 (5.1)
  • The total number of patients was 471.

  • a Racial distribution is consistent with the racial distribution of the Utah population.28