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Table 4 Characteristics of hospitalizations according to age groups (3744 hospitalizations in infants, 2380 hospitalizations in toddlers, 1019 hospitalizations in older children). Data are percentages (absolute numbers)

From: Temporal and regional trends of choking injuries in children in Italy, 2001–2013

  Hospitalizations in infants Hospitalizations in toddlers Hospitalizations in older children Hospitalizations overall P-value
(N = 3744) (N = 2380) (N = 1019) (N = 7143)
Gender: Female 7143 1% (1924) 39% (924) 38% (385) 45% (3233) < 0.001
Nationality: Other 7137 2% (65) 4% (98) 4% (39) 3% (202) < 0.001
Italian   5% (3564) 89% (2127) 93% (950) 93% (6641)  
Albania   1% (37) 1% (32) 1% (13) 1% (82)  
Romania   1% (22) 3% (61) 0% (5) 1% (88)  
Marocco   1% (40) 2% (52) 1% (7) 1% (99)  
Tunisia   0% (13) 0% (9) 0% (3) 0% (25)  
Hospitalization type: newborn 7003 0% (1) 0% (0) 0% (1) 0% (2) 0.017
ordinary hospitalization   8% (299) 9% (209) 11% (103) 9% (611)  
urgent hospitalization   92% (3391) 90% (2104) 89% (860) 91% (6355)  
programmed with pre-hospitalization   0% (5) 0% (0) 0% (1) 0% (6)  
Other   0% (10) 1% (16) 0% (3) 0% (29)  
Day Hospital 7143 1% (26) 2% (52) 6% (64) 2% (142) < 0.001
Hospitalization days 7143 1/2/3 1/2/3 1/1/2 1/2/3 < 0.001
Discharge: Death 7143 0% (5) 1% (12) 0% (5) 0% (22) < 0.001
Ordinary discharge at home   84% (3148) 81% (1935) 84% (857) 83% (5940)  
Ordinary discharge in healthcare residence   0% (0) 0% (4) 0% (1) 0% (5)  
Home hospitalization   1% (19) 1% (13) 0% (5) 1% (37)  
Discharged against medical advice   14% (516) 9% (226) 11% (107) 12% (849)  
Transferred another hospital   1% (54) 8% (183) 4% (42) 4% (279)  
Transferred same hospital   0% (1) 0% (7) 0% (1) 0% (9)  
Rehabilitation   0% (1) 0% (0) 0% (1) 0% (2)