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Table 1 Respondent sociodemographic characteristics and care-seeking from their child’s PCP prior to their child’s ED visit

From: Pediatric non-urgent emergency department visits and prior care-seeking at primary care

  All Respondents Sought care from PCP before ED P-value
Yes No
n (%) n (row %) n (row %)
Respondents 140 64 76  
Caregiver Age     0.21
  < 25 Years 32 (23%) 12 (38%) 20 (62%)  
  ≥ 25 Years 106 (76%) 50 (47%) 56 (53%)  
 Missing 2 (1%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Caregiver Race     <.001*
 White 71 (51%) 44 (62%) 27 (38%)  
 Black or African-American 41 (29%) 10 (24%) 31 (76%)  
 Other 12 (9%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)  
 Prefer Not to Say/Missing 16 (11%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)  
Caregiver Ethnicity     0.11
 Hispanic or Latino 6 (4%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)  
 Not Hispanic or Latino 112 (80%) 54 (48%) 58 (52%)  
 Prefer Not to Say/Missing 22 (16%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)  
Caregiver Educational Level     .001*
 High School/GED or Less 43 (31%) 10 (23%) 33 (77%)  
 Some College 39 (28%) 18 (46%) 21 (54%)  
 Completed College/Post-college 56 (40%) 34 (61%) 22 (39%)  
 Missing 2 (1%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Child Insurance     .004*
 Commercial/Employer Based 40 (29%) 27 (68%) 13 (32%)  
 Medicaid or CHIP 87 (62%) 31 (36%) 56 (64%)  
 No insurance/Other/Missing 13 (9%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)  
Child Age     0.25
 0–1 Years 25 (18%) 14 (56%) 11 (44%)  
  ≥ 1 Years 115 (82%) 50 (43%) 65 (57%)  
Number of Household Children     0.68
 1 Child 43 (31%) 18 (42%) 25 (58%)  
  ≥ 1 Child 94 (67%) 44 (47%) 50 (53%)  
 Missing 3 (2%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)  
  1. Legend: Unadjusted analysis examining association between sociodemographic characteristics and having sought care from their child’s PCP office prior to their child’s ED visits, using chi-square or Fischer’s exact test. PCP Primary care provider, ED Emergency department
  2. * = Statistically significant difference (α = .05)