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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics by leaving without complete evaluation and treatment (LWCET) status

From: Leaving the emergency department without complete care: disparities in American Indian children

Variable Total (N = 68,461) No LWCET (n, %) LWCET (n, %) p-value*
Sex 0.09
 Female 32,207 31,680 (47.09) 527 (44.62)  
 Male 36,254 35,600 (52.91) 654 (55.38)  
Race < 0.001
 AA 25,099 24,595 (36.55) 504 (42.68)  
 White 36,624 36,094 (53.65) 530 (44.88)  
 AI 6738 3591 (9.80) 147 (12.45)  
Age (years) 0.04
 < 1 10,183 10,007 (14.87) 176 (14.90)  
 1–4 27,152 26,646 (39.60) 506 (42.85)  
 5–10 17,405 17,109 (25.43) 296 (25.06)  
 11–17 13,721 13,518 (20.09) 203 (17.19)  
Insurance 0.09
 Private 25,578 25,165 (37.42) 413 (35.00)  
 MA/Other 42,853 42,086 (62.58) 767 (65.00)  
Triage Level < 0.001
 Less Severe 39,092 38,279 (57.50) 813 (70.70)  
 More Severe 28,631 28,294 (42.50) 337 (29.30)  
Distance from ED (miles) 0.0014
 ≤ 5 34,043 33,401 (49.69) 642 (54.36)  
 > 5 34,363 33,824 (50.31) 539 (45.64)  
Timing < 0.001
 Weekday Business Hours 18,233 17,931 (26.65) 302 (25.57)  
 Weekday Evening Hours 17,772 17,412 (24.88) 360 (30.48)  
 Weekday Night Hours 10,608 10,400 (15.46) 208 (17.61)  
 Weekend 21,848 21,537 (32.01) 311 (26.33)  
24 Hour Repeat Visits < 0.001
 No Repeat Visits 67,308 66,192 (98.38) 1116 (94.50)  
 Repeat Visit 1153 1088 (1.62) 65 (5.50)  
48 Hour Repeat Visits < 0.01
 No Repeat Visits 66,324 65,240 (96.97) 1084 (91.79)  
 Repeat Visit 2137 2040 (3.03) 97 (8.21)  
  1. LWCET indicates leaving without complete evaluation and treatment; AA African American, AI American Indian, ED Emergency Department
  2. *P-values were produced by Chi-squared tests