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Table 1 Univariate characteristics of patients with community-acquired pneumonia by race

From: Racial variations in processes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia

  Number and % of Patients  
  White   Black   
Variable n = 720* % n = 240 % p-value
Age      1.00
<65 132 18.3 44 18.3  
65–74 189 26.3 63 26.3  
75–84 255 35.4 85 35.4  
>84 144 20.0 48 20.0  
Gender      
Male 312 43.3 104 43.3  
Female 408 56.6 136 56.7  
Length of Stay      
1–2 days 63 8.8 23 9.6 0.663
3–6 days 375 52.2 116 48.3  
7–13 days 220 30.6 76 31.7  
>13 days 60 8.4 25 10.4  
Nursing home resident 148 21.0 51 22.2 0.774
Pneumonia Severity Index      0.001
I-III 280 39.0 68 28.8  
IV 296 41.2 97 41.1  
V 142 19.8 71 30.1  
Comorbid conditions      
Malignancy 57 8.0 28 12.2 0.073
Chronic renal disease 75 10.6 58 25.2 0.000
Liver disease 9 1.3 5 2.2 0.039
Congestive heart failure 199 20.0 80 34.9 0.057
History of stroke 105 14.9 55 23.9 0.002
  1. *The average frequency over the 10 random samples