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Table 3 The Appropriation Distribution Characteristics about Children Inpatients in County Hospitals According to the Medical Records

From: Determinants of inappropriate admissions of children to county hospitals: a cross-sectional study from rural China

Variable N (column%) Appropriate Inappropriate χ2 P
N (column%) N (column%)
All 771(100.00) 298(38.65) 473(61.35)   
County
 Dingyuan 219(28.40) 63(28.77) 156(71.23) 68.083 < 0.001
 Weiyuan 166(21.53) 90(54.22) 76(45.78)
 Huining 171(22.18) 95(55.56) 76(44.44)
 Yilong 215(27.89) 50(23.26) 165(76.74)
Gender of patients   
 Male 471(61.09) 181(38.43) 290(61.57) 0.025 0.874
 Female 300(38.91) 117(39.00) 183(61.00)
Age of patients, (years)
 Less than 1 93(12.06) 52(55.91) 41(44.09) 34.947 < 0.001
 1–5 437(56.68) 138(31.58) 299(68.42)
 6–9 151(19.58) 56(37.09) 95(62.91)
 10–14 90(11.67) 52(57.78) 38(42.22)
 Mean (SD) 4.25(3.70)     
Whether patients get medical insurance compensation
 Yes 708(91.83) 276(38.98) 432(61.02) 0.403 0.526
 No 63(8.17) 22(34.92) 41(65.08)
Normal heath of patients
 Good 687(89.11) 242(35.23) 445(64.77) 31.204 < 0.001
 General 84(10.89) 56(66.67) 28(33.33)
Department      
 Paediatrics 654(84.82) 212(32.42) 442(67.58) 70.661 < 0.001
 Others 117(15.18) 86(73.50) 31(26.50)
Day of the week of admission
 Saturday- Sunday 196(25.42) 73(37.24) 123(62.76) 0.219 0.64
 Monday-Friday 575(74.58) 225(39.13) 350(60.87)
Disease category
 Respiratory disease 421(54.6) 116(27.55) 305(72.45) 95.079 < 0.001
 Digestive disease 94(12.19) 37(39.36) 57(60.64)
 Injury and poisoning 42(5.45) 30(71.43) 12(28.57)
Conditions originating 56(7.26) 43(76.79) 13(23.21)
 in perinatal period
 Infectious Diseases 54(7.00) 16(29.63) 38(70.37)
 Symptoms and signs 21(2.72) 10(47.62) 11(52.38)
 Circulatory disease 18(2.33) 5(27.78) 13(72.22)
 Others 65(8.43) 41(63.08) 24(36.92)
Admitted emergency
 Yes 611(79.25) 255(41.73) 356(58.27) 11.808 0.001
 No 160(20.75) 43(26.88) 117(73.13)
LOS, (days)
 Less than 5 400(51.88) 119(29.75) 281(70.25) 40.007 < 0.001
 5–8 293(38.00) 128(43.69) 165(56.31)
 More than 9 78(10.12) 51(65.38) 27(34.62)
 Mean (SD) 4.97(3.43)     
 Median 4.45