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Table 4 Distributions of characteristics of appropriateness of admission (n = 2044)

From: Current level and determinants of inappropriate admissions to township hospitals under the new rural cooperative medical system in China: a cross-sectional study

Variable All Appropriateness of admission P
   Yes No  
Number (%) Number (%)
All 2044 1503 (73.5) 541 (26.5)  
County     <0.001
  Songzi 320 (15.7) 283 (88.4) 37 (11.6)  
  Dangyang 323 (15.8) 194 (60.1) 129 (39.9)  
  Jingshan 488 (23.9) 354 (72.5) 134 (27.5)  
  Danjiangkou 476 (23.3) 280 (58.8) 196 (41.2)  
  Meixian 437 (21.4) 392 (89.7) 45 (10.3)  
Gender     0.021
  Male 956 (46.8) 726 (48.3) 230 (42.5)  
  Female 1,088 (53.2) 777 (51.7) 311 (57.5)  
Age, years     <0.001
  Less than 20 144 (7.0) 121 (8.1) 23 (4.3)  
  20–39 201 (9.8) 160 (10.6) 41 (7.6)  
  40–59 762 (37.3) 567 (37.7) 195 (36.0)  
  More than 59 937 (45.8) 655 (43.6) 282 (52.1)  
  Mean (SD) 54.7 (19.7) 53.6 (20.3) 57.8 (17.5) <0.001
Treating department     < 0.001
  Internal medicine 1,254 (61.4) 869 (57.8) 385 (71.2)  
  Surgery 589 (28.8) 491 (32.7) 98 (18.1)  
  Pediatrics 32 (1.6) 26 (1.7) 6 (1.1)  
  Other 169 (8.3) 117 (7.8) 52 (9.6)  
Admitted severity     < 0.001
  General 847 (41.4) 530 (35.3) 317 (58.6)  
  Urgent 580 (28.4) 356 (23.7) 224 (41.4)  
  Serious 617 (30.2) 617 (41.1) 0 (0.0)  
Disease category     < 0.001
  Respiratory disease 492 (24.1) 360 (24.0) 132 (24.4)  
  Urinary disease 455 (22.3) 386 (25.7) 69 (12.8)  
  Circulatory disease 461 (22.6) 288 (19.2) 173 (32.0)  
  Digestive disease 112 (5.5) 79 (5.3) 33 (6.1)  
  Injury and poison 173 (8.5) 155 (10.3) 18 (3.3)  
  Symptoms 122 (6.0) 99 (6.6) 23 (4.3)  
  Bones and muscles 188 (9.2) 102 (6.8) 86 (15.9)  
  Other 41 (2.0) 34 (2.3) 7 (1.3)  
Complications     0.952
  No 913 (44.7) 671 (44.6) 242 (44.8)  
  Yes 1130 (55.3) 832 (55.4) 298 (55.2)  
Length of stay     0.661
  Less than 8 days 1077 (52.7) 797 (53.0) 280 (51.8)  
  8–14 days 746 (36.5) 549 (36.5) 197 (36.4)  
  More than 14 days 221 (10.8) 157 (10.4) 64 (11.8)  
Mean (SD) 8. 5 (5.3) 8.4 (5.2) 8.7 (5.5) 0.262