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Table 3 Sample Characteristics of Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Bronchiolitis by Two Health Systems

From: A tale of two systems: practice patterns of a single group of emergency medical physicians in Taiwan and China

Bronchiolitis, 3 m-2y Overall N = 2634 China N = 2126 Taiwan N = 508 P value
Age, mean ± SD, yr 1.0 ± 0.6 1.0 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.6 <0.001
Gender, total n (%)     0.002
 Male 1694 (64.3%) 1397 (65.7%) 297 (58.5%)  
 Female 940 (35.7%) 729 (34.3%) 211 (41.5%)  
Insurance, total n (%)     <0.001
 Yes 926 (35.2%) 418 (19.7%) 508 (100.0%)  
 No 1708 (64.8%) 1708 (80.3%) 0 (0.0%)  
Triage level, total n (%)     <0.001
 1-3: resuscitation, emergent, urgent 1083 (41.1%) 627 (29.5%) 456 (89.8%)  
 4-5: semiurgent, nonurgent 1551 (58.9%) 1499 (70.5%) 52 (10.2%)  
Season, total n (%)     0.006
 Spring, Summer 1400 (53.2%) 1158 (54.5%) 242 (47.6%)  
 Fall, Winter 1234 (46.8%) 968 (45.5%) 266 (52.4%)  
Time of visit, total n (%)     <0.001
 Day 1638 (62.2%) 1477 (69.5%) 161 (31.7%)  
 Night 996 (37.8%) 649 (30.5%) 347 (68.3%)  
Disposition, total n (%)     <0.001
 Discharged 2351 (89.3%) 1970 (92.7%) 381 (75%)  
 Admitted 283 (10.7%) 156 (7.3%) 127 (25%)