TABLE 2

Illness Severity According to Patient and Hospital Characteristics

VariableAPRDRG Illness Severity, n (%)
Minor/ModerateMajorExtreme
Age, y
    <11506 (49.6)689 (22.9)822 (27.5)
    1–42320 (54.6)1021 (24.4)875 (21.0)
    5–9519 (32.3)573 (36.4)496 (31.3)
    10–14310 (21.4)540 (37.8)575 (40.8)
    15–19585 (24.6)885 (37.4)888 (38.0)
Gender
    Male2768 (41.2)1889 (28.5)2009 (30.4)
    Female2451 (41.5)1819 (30.6)1644 (27.9)
Source of admission
    ED3323 (45.8)2120 (29.4)1778 (24.8)
    Another hospital323 (20.8)435 (28.5)769 (50.7)
    Routine, clinic1562 (41.0)1134 (30.1)1087 (28.9)
Hospital bed size
    Small698 (37.8)589 (31.7)533 (29.3)
    Medium1622 (42.1)1047 (27.8)1050 (28.5)
    Large2562 (39.8)1916 (29.7)1883 (29.0)
Hospital location
    Rural712 (64.7)258 (23.4)100 (9.4)
    Urban4170 (37.4)3294 (30.1)3366 (31.1)
Type of hospital
    Children's teaching and nonteaching hospital1635 (28.5)1860 (32.0)2307 (39.5)
    Nonchildren's teaching hospital988 (42.4)686 (29.7)649 (28.0)
    Nonchildren's nonteaching hospital2326 (63.7)921 (24.7)445 (11.6)