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Table 1 Comparison of patient, family, and hospital characteristics by accommodation type

From: The influence of family accommodation on pediatric hospital experience in Canada

Variable Home/ Relative/ Friend %a
n = 176
RMH %a
n = 36
Child’s room %a
n = 915
Other (incl. Separate hospital room, hotel) %a
n = 98
p value
Total sample: N = 1240 14.3 3.0 74.7 8.1  
Child genderb      0.638
 Male 15.3 3.2 73.7 7.8  
 Female 13.1 2.7 75.8 8.4  
Child age (years)c      0.483
  < 1 13.8 3.7 75.1 7.4  
 1–6 15.1 3.9 73.4 7.6  
 7–12 11.0 2.5 76.8 9.6  
 13 or older 16.9 2.2 73.5 7.4  
Child overall healthd, M (SD) (1 = excellent to 5 = poor) 2.18 (1.09) 2.28 (1.03) 2.12 (1.03) 1.98 (.94) 0.682
Distance travelled (miles)c      <.001
 0–25 17.0 0.2 74.7 8.0  
 26–50 10.7 3.4 81.9 4.0  
 51–100 3.2 12.8 78.7 5.3  
  > 100 4.2 22.5 50.7 22.5  
Length of stay (days)c      <.001
 1–2 14.3 1.5 77.6 6.6  
 3–5 12.7 4.2 74.6 8.5  
 6–10 13.0 6.2 75.3 5.5  
 11–21 10.7 3.6 71.4 14.3  
  >21 8.7 21.7 65.2 4.3  
Children’s hospitalb      0.829
 No 14.4 2.7 75.4 7.6  
 Yes 14.2 3.3 73.9 8.6  
Affiliation with RMH Chapterb      <.001
 No 17.8 0.0 71.6 10.6  
 Yes 12.5 4.5 76.2 6.8  
  1. RMH Ronald McDonald House
  2. aPercentage of total responses for each item
  3. bChi-square test
  4. cKruskal-Wallis test
  5. dOne-way analysis of variance