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Table 4 Relationship of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics to Inpatient Costs among HIV/AIDS Patients in Rhode Island, 2000–2004

From: Inpatient charges among HIV/AIDS patients in Rhode Island from 2000–2004

  Estimated Increase in Inpatient Costs Adjusted % 95% CI
Year†   
   2000 --  
   2001* 11 3.5 to 20.1
   2002* 31 21.3 to 41.6
   2003* 45 35.0 to 56.3
   2004* 73 60.7 to 87.0
LOSa, * 166 159.0 to 173.2
Agea -2 -4.5 to 0.8
Gender   
   Female --  
   Male* 10 4.6 to 15.9
Race   
   White --  
   Black* -11 -16.8 to -6.4
   Hispanic -17 -37.2 to 8.4
   Asian* -11 -17.8 to -4.5
   Other* 19 3.3 to 37.5
   Unknown 7 -28.3 to 9.8
Point of entry for Hospitalization   
   PCFb --  
   ERc 2 -0.4 to 7.4
  1. a LOS in 1 day increments, Age in 1 year increments, are modeled as continuous covariates.
  2. b Physician, Clinical, or Facility
  3. c Emergency Room
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. †P for linear trend < 0.05