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Table 1 Characteristics of hospital admissions.

From: Factors associated with the appropriate use of preoperatory hospital stays: historical cohort study

PATIENTS   n % 95CI-LL* 95CI-UL*
Age < 45 years 62 14.1 10.7 17.5
  45–65 years 158 35.9 28.4 43.4
  > 65 years 220 50.0 43.4 56.6
Sex Male 171 38.9 31.6 46.2
  Female 269 61.1 55.3 67.0
Admission Programmed 278 63.2 57.5 68.9
  Urgent 162 36.8 29.4 44.2
Hospitalization length < 7 days 324 73.6 68.8 78.4
  ≥ 7 days 116 26.4 18.3 34.4
Correctly documented medical records Yes 121 27.5 19.5 35.5
  No 319 72.5 67.6 77.4
Correctly documented nursing records Yes 421 95.7 93.7 97.6
  No 19 4.3 2.3 6.3
Service Angiology and Vascular Surgery 60 13.6 10.3 17.0
  Heart Surgery 24 5.5 3.2 7.7
  General Surgery 'Service A' 67 15.2 11.8 18.7
  General Surgery 'Service B' 28 6.4 4.0 8.8
  Laparoscopic Surgery 19 4.3 2.3 6.3
  Thoracic Surgery 34 7.7 5.1 10.3
  Gynaecology 17 3.9 1.9 5.8
  Neurosurgery 19 4.3 2.3 6.3
  Ophthalmology 12 2.7 1.1 4.4
  Otorhinolaryngology 22 5.0 2.85 7.2
  Traumatology 84 19.1 10.7 27.5
  Urology 54 12.3 9.1 15.5
STAYS      
Working day Yes 1971 76.3 74.4 78.2
  No 613 23.7 20.4 27.1
  1. *95CI: 95% confidence interval; LL: lower limit; UL: upper limit. distribution of patients by personal and hospital admissions' characteristics. distribution of the total number of stays generated by patients included.