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Table 2 Characteristics of all ED visits stratified by visit outcome

From: Cost analysis of acute care resource utilization among individuals with sickle cell disease in a middle-income country

  All ED visits ED visits treat-and-release ED visits resulting in admission
Total number of events 2671 (100%) 2152 (80.6%) 519 (19.4%)
Age (years) (mean; sd)a 22.6 (15.5) 23.2 (15.4) 19.8 (15.4)
Sex (n,%)
 Male 1464 (54.8%) 1188 (44.5%) 276 (10.3%)
 Female 1207 (45.2%) 964 (36.1%) 243 (9.1%)
Sickle genotype
 HbSS and HbSβ0-thalassemia 2103 (78.7%) 1693 (63.3%) 410 (15.4%)
 HbSC and HbSβ+-thalassemia 568 (21.3%) 459 (17.2%) 109 (4.1%)
 Hydroxyurea therapy at the time of the ED visit (n, %) 1062 (39.8%) 843 (31.6%) 219 (8.2%)
  1. aAge as of the ED encounter. ED emergency department