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TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics

Demographic CharacteristicHigher Risk (N = 88)
Age, d, median (IQR) 18.5 (8–61) 
Male sex, n (%) 47 (53) 
Race, n (%)  
 African American 53 (60) 
 White 22 (25) 
 Other 13 (15) 
Insurance, n (%)  
 Government 78 (89) 
 Private 7 (8) 
 Other 3 (3) 
PED length of stay, h, median (IQR) 4:03 (2:58–5:11) 
PED transfer, n (%) 55 (63) 
PED disposition, n (%)  
 Admitted 78 (89) 
 Discharged 10 (11) 
Admission unit, n (%)  
 Inpatient floor 63 (81) 
 Critical care (NICU or PICU) 15 (19) 
Admission length of stay, h, median (IQR) 27.5 (19–50) 
PED discharge diagnosis (n = 10), n (%)  
 Normal examination 3 (30) 
 Periodic breathing 3 (30) 
 ALTE 0 (0) 
 Apnea 2 (20) 
 Gastroesophageal disease or choking 2 (20) 
 Other 3 (30) 
Hospital discharge diagnosis (n = 78), n (%)  
 ALTE 49 (63) 
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease or choking 18 (23) 
 Benign conditions of infancy 10 (13) 
 Apnea 8 (10) 
 Periodic breathing 6 (6) 
 Infection 4 (5) 
 Seizure 4 (5) 
 Altered mental status 1 (1) 
 Failure to thrive 1 (1) 
Demographic CharacteristicHigher Risk (N = 88)
Age, d, median (IQR) 18.5 (8–61) 
Male sex, n (%) 47 (53) 
Race, n (%)  
 African American 53 (60) 
 White 22 (25) 
 Other 13 (15) 
Insurance, n (%)  
 Government 78 (89) 
 Private 7 (8) 
 Other 3 (3) 
PED length of stay, h, median (IQR) 4:03 (2:58–5:11) 
PED transfer, n (%) 55 (63) 
PED disposition, n (%)  
 Admitted 78 (89) 
 Discharged 10 (11) 
Admission unit, n (%)  
 Inpatient floor 63 (81) 
 Critical care (NICU or PICU) 15 (19) 
Admission length of stay, h, median (IQR) 27.5 (19–50) 
PED discharge diagnosis (n = 10), n (%)  
 Normal examination 3 (30) 
 Periodic breathing 3 (30) 
 ALTE 0 (0) 
 Apnea 2 (20) 
 Gastroesophageal disease or choking 2 (20) 
 Other 3 (30) 
Hospital discharge diagnosis (n = 78), n (%)  
 ALTE 49 (63) 
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease or choking 18 (23) 
 Benign conditions of infancy 10 (13) 
 Apnea 8 (10) 
 Periodic breathing 6 (6) 
 Infection 4 (5) 
 Seizure 4 (5) 
 Altered mental status 1 (1) 
 Failure to thrive 1 (1) 

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