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Table 4 Factors related to the average times of hospitalization and ALOS of the 221 inpatients

From: High admission rates and heavy inpatient service costs of urban tuberculosis patients in eastern China

Variables Inpatients Times of hospitalization Fa P-value ALOS Fa P-value
Gender
 Male 177 1.25 ± 0.60 0.148 0.701 30.72 ± 27.08 0.880 0.349
 Female 44 1.30 ± 0.76    27.12 ± 20.17   
Age
  < 30 40 1.18 ± 0.45 0.459 0.711 33.68 ± 23.17 4.464 0.004
 30~44 26 1.23 ± 0.43    35.72 ± 24.24   
 45~59 69 1.26 ± 0.50    34.59 ± 34.87   
 60~ 86 1.31 ± 0.83    23.28 ± 16.19   
Occupation
 Mental labourer 22 1.45 ± 1.14 1.097 0.351 29.81 ± 26.59 3.639 0.013
 Manual labourer 89 1.19 ± 0.45    27.68 ± 16.58   
 Retire 94 1.29 ± 0.65    29.09 ± 28.44   
 Unknown 16 1.25 ± 0.45    47.90 ± 40.06   
Patient category
 New cases 183 1.24 ± 0.64 1.279 0.259 28.98 ± 23.64 1.860 0.174
 Previously treated cases 38 1.37 ± 0.63    34.38 ± 33.68   
Residence
 Native 130 1.32 ± 0.74 2.901 0.090 29.69 ± 22.71 0.058 0.810
 Migration in China 91 1.18 ± 0.44    30.46 ± 30.28   
Sputum smear test
 Negative cases 92 1.22 ± 0.59 0.792 0.374 22.76 ± 11.55 15.409 0.000
 Positive cases 129 1.29 ± 0.67    34.83 ± 31.13   
Health Insurance
 URBMI 80 1.14 ± 0.38 4.465 0.005 30.95 ± 32.05 1.529 0.207
 UEBMI 96 1.42 ± 0.83    27.74 ± 21.08   
 Student 12 1.42 ± 0.67    26.88 ± 18.32   
 Without insurance 33 1.06 ± 0.24    37.74 ± 26.89   
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