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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics comparison of the study’s population and sub-groups

From: The impact of multiple chronic diseases on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions

  All hospitalizations Non-ACSC Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for ACSC p
Total cases 1 975 542   1 886 302   89 240   
Gender        <0.001
 Male 958 003 (48.5 %) 906 014 (48 %) 51 989 (58.3 %)  
Age group        <0.001
 36 to 40 years 210 685 (10.7 %) 207 653 (11 %) 3 032 (3.4 %)  
 41 to 45 years 184 038 (9.3 %) 180 100 (9.5 %) 3 938 (4.4 %)  
 46 to 50 years 205 990 (10.4 %) 200 420 (10.6 %) 5 570 (6.2 %)  
 51 to 55 years 227 045 (11.5 %) 219 142 (11.6 %) 7 903 (8.9 %)  
 56 to 60 years 250 149 (12.7 %) 239 814 (12.7 %) 10 335 (11.6 %)  
 61 to 65 years 271 717 (13.8 %) 258 122 (13.7 %) 13 595 (15.2 %)  
 66 to 70 years 290 768 (14.7 %) 272 663 (14.5 %) 18 105 (20.3 %)  
 71 to 75 years 335 150 (17 %) 308 388 (16.3 %) 26 762 (30 %)  
Admission type        <0.001
 Elective 892 426 (45.2 %) 881 037 (46.7 %) 11 389 (12.8 %)  
 Emergency 1 001 108 (50.7 %) 923 298 (48.9 %) 77 810 (87.2 %)  
 Others 82 008 (4.2 %) 81 967 (4.3 %) 41 (0 %)  
Average length of stay (days) 6.55   6.50   7.71   0.021
Type of DRG        <0.001
 Surgical 989 623 (50.1 %) 987 514 (52.4 %) 2 109 (2.4 %)  
 Medical 985 073 (49.9 %) 897 943 (47.6 %) 87 130 (97.6 %)  
 Other 846 (0 %) 845 (0 %) 1 (0 %)  
Average of DRG weight 0.9853   0.9853   0.9858   0.003
Discharge status        <0.001
 Home 1 887 677 (95.6 %) 1 802 660 (95.6 %) 85 017 (95.3 %)  
 Another hospital 61 246 (3.1 %) 58 141 (3.1 %) 3 105 (3.5 %)  
 Others 26 619 (1.3 %) 25 501 (1.4 %) 1 118 (1.3 %)  
  1. Note: Table shows % within group