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Table 4 Sample Characteristics of Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Croup by Two Health Systems

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

Croup, 3 m-3y Overall N = 721 China N = 536 Taiwan N = 185 P value
Age, mean ± SD, yr 1.5 ± 0.8 1.5 ± 0.8 1.6 ± 0.8 0.055
Gender, total n (%)     0.646
 Male 493 (68.4%) 364 (67.9%) 129 (69.7%)  
 Female 228 (31.6%) 172 (32.1%) 56 (30.3%)  
Insurance, total n (%)     <0.001
 Yes 316 (43.8%) 131 (24.4%) 185 (100.0%)  
 No 405 (56.2%) 405 (75.6%) 0 (0.0%)  
Triage level, total n (%)     <0.001
 1-3: resuscitation, emergent, urgent 415 (57.6%) 239 (44.6%) 176 (95.1%)  
 4-5: semiurgent, nonurgent 306 (42.4%) 297 (55.4%) 9 (4.9%)  
Season, total n (%)     0.018
 Spring, Summer 412 (57.1%) 320 (59.7%) 92 (49.7%)  
 Fall, Winter 309 (42.9%) 216 (40.3%) 93 (50.3%)  
Time of visit, total n (%)     <0.001
 Day 324 (44.9%) 269 (50.2%) 55 (29.7%)  
 Night 397 (55.1%) 267 (49.8%) 130 (70.3%)  
Disposition, total n (%)     <0.001
 Discharged 640 (88.8%) 501 (93.5%) 139 (75.1%)  
 Admitted 81 (11.2%) 35 (6.5%) 46 (24.9%)