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Table 1 Patient demographics at enrollment (n = 19)

From: An intervention to improve care and reduce costs for high-risk patients with frequent hospital admissions: a pilot study

Characteristic Number (%)
Age, mean (range) 53 (39-64)
Gender  
   Men 19 (100)
Race  
   African-American 3 (16)
   Hispanic 6 (32)
   White 9 (47)
   Mixed/Other 1 (5)
Substance Abuse 18 (95)
Homeless/Marginally Housed 17 (89)
Chronic Medical Conditions  
   Hypertension 9 (47)
   COPD/Asthma 7 (37)
   Hepatitis B/C 7 (37)
   Seizure Disorder 5 (26)
   Coronary Artery Disease/Myocardial Infarction 4 (21)
   Diabetes Mellitus 4 (21)
   Skin Conditions (psoriasis, vitiligo, rash) 4 (21)
   Deep Venous Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolus 4 (21)
   Gastritis/PUD/Esophagitis 3 (16)
   Cirrhosis 2 (11)
   Chronic Pancreatitis 2 (11)
   Atrial Fibrillation 2 (11)
   Hyperlipidemia 2 (11)
   Lower Extremity Ulcers 2 (11)
   Cancer 2 (11)