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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of pediatric patients with a principal diagnosis of traumatic brain injury at one midwest children’s hospital from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011, overall and by number of visits per individual

From: Direct medical charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury in multiple clinical settings

  Total # individuals (%) # Individuals with one visit* (%) # Individuals with two or more visits* (%)
    Two or more related visits Two or more unrelated visits
Gender     
 Male 2,459 (61.9%) 1,944 (61.0%) 485 (65.5%) 30 (65.2%)
 Female 1,512 (38.1%) 1,241 (39.0%) 255 (34.5%) 16 (34.8%)
Total 3,971 (100.0%) 3,185 (100.0%) 740 (100.0%) 46 (100.0%)
Age, years     
 Mean (SD) 7.77 (5.88) 6.93 (5.66) 11.39 (5.41) 7.04 (6.12)
Race     
 White 2,543 (64.0%) 1,961 (61.6%) 551 (74.5%) 30 (65.2%)
 Black/African American 875 (22.0%) 757 (23.8%) 110 (14.9%) 8 (17.4%)
 Other 236 (5.9%) 204 (6.4%) 29 (3.9%) 3 (6.5%)
 Two or more races 175 (4.4%) 143 (4.5%) 27 (3.6%) 5 (10.9%)
 Unknown 143 (3.6%) 120 (3.8%) 23 (3.1%) 0 (0.0%)
Total 3,971 (100.0%)* 3,185 (100.0%)* 740 (100.0%) 46 (100.0%)
Primary Payor     
 Commercial 2,081 (52.4%) 1,552 (48.7%) 507 (68.5%) 22 (47.8%)
 Medicaid 1,715 (43.2%) 1,487 (46.7%) 205 (27.7%) 23 (50.0%)
 Self-pay 126 (3.2%) 105 (3.3%) 21 (2.8%) 0 (0.0%)
 Other 49 (1.2%) 41 (1.3%) 7 (0.9%) 1 (2.2%)
Total 3,971 (100.0%) 3,185 (100.0%) 740 (100.0%)* 46 (100.0%)
Average median household income by patient zip code, dollars     
 Mean (SD) 56,242 (22,797) 55,167 (22,519) 60,986 (23,350) 54,551 (23,759)
Total charges per patient, dollars Total charge per patient Total charge per patient among individuals with one visit Total charge per patient among individuals with two or more related visits Total charge per patient among individuals with two or more unrelated visits
Mean (SD) 3,307 (26,225) 1,832.55 (11,129.20) 9,757 (55,765) 1,629 (1,993)
Range 1,016,317 359,606 1,016,317 11,217
25th percentile 186 167 701 484
50th percentile 348 320 1,254 878
75th percentile 1,057 728 2,987 2,617
  1. * Totals do not sum to 100.0% due to rounding.