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Table 1 Study population and hospitalization discharges per 1000 children on medstat level.

From: Hospital use of young children in Switzerland: A nation-wide study based on a complete survey over 4 years

  Population Hospital discharges per 1000 children per year
   mean [median] range SD
Total 387'181 66.1 [61.8] 16.2 – 252.9 25.1
Sex     
female 198'734 57. 8a [54.6] 10.0 – 224.7 24.1
male 188'447 74.0b [68.9] 21.9 – 281.2 29.2
Rurality     
Inner city 92'183 74.2a [70.0] 17.5 – 172.3 29.7
Village 162'641 68.3b [64.7] 16.2 – 238.0 24.7
Rural areas 132'357 60.9b [57.5] 21.7 – 252.9 22.4
Residential status     
Swiss resident 286'612 61.2a [57.9] 10.7 – 217.9 21.1
Non Swiss resident 100'569 86.6b [77.4] 9.2 – 255.5 43.2
Language region     
German 274'467 62.2a [58.3] 16.2 – 160.1 21.4
French 97'679 77.6b [70.6] 32.1 – 252.9 32.9
Italian 15'035 89.9c [89.4] 57.5 –129.1 19.9
  1. a, b, cValues with different superscripts have significantly different means [p < 0.05]
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