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Table 2 Number of chronic conditions and body systems affected in 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
Number of hospitalizations 1 975 542 1 886 302 89 240  
Average number of chronic conditions 2.07 1.98 3.93 0.008
Number of chronic conditions (% of column)     
 At least 1 76.3 75.2 100.0  
 At least 2 51.7 50.0 88.0  
 At least 3 33.4 31.7 69.7  
 At least 4 20.3 18.9 50.4  
Average number of body systems 1.53 1.49 2.50 0.004
Number of additional body systems (% of column)     
 At least 1 76.3 75.2 100.0  
 At least 2 44.9 43.3 78.4  
 At least 3 21.0 19.9 43.7  
 At least 4 7.7 7.2 18.6