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TABLE 1

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics

VariableCMC, n (%)No CMC, n (%)P
Clinical category    
 Neurologic impairment 340 (22.4) N/A N/A 
 Complex chronic conditions 1041 (68.7) N/A N/A 
 Medical technology assistance 134 (8.8) N/A N/A 
Sex of child    
 Male 780 (51.5) 1510 (56.3) <.01 
 Female 735 (48.5) 1172 (43.7) N/A 
Age of child, y    
 <1 476 (31.4) 607 (22.6) <.01 
 1–4 447 (29.5) 782 (29.2) N/A 
 5–8 195 (12.9) 442 (16.5) N/A 
 9–12 165 (10.9) 376 (14.0) N/A 
 13–17 232 (15.3) 475 (17.7) N/A 
Health status of child (n = 4128)    
 Excellent 304 (20.5) 1020 (38.5) <.01 
 Very good 396 (26.8) 838 (31.7) N/A 
 Good 382 (25.8) 451 (17.0) N/A 
 Fair 268 (18.1) 230 (8.7) N/A 
 Poor 130 (8.8) 109 (4.1) N/A 
Respondent relationship to child (n = 4195)    
 Mother 1242 (82.1) 2241 (83.6) .01 
 Father 198 (13.1) 359 (13.4) N/A 
 Other (eg, grandparent) 73 (4.8) 82 (3.1) N/A 
Age of respondent (n = 4188)    
 ≤25 63 (4.2) 95 (3.6) .35 
 25 to 34 604 (40.0) 1030 (38.5) N/A 
 35 to 44 595 (39.4) 1123 (42.0) N/A 
 ≥45 250 (16.5) 428 (16.0) N/A 
Education level of respondent (n = 4127)    
 Eighth Grade or less 12 (0.8) 16 (0.6) .36 
 Some high school 89 (6.0) 120 (4.6) N/A 
 High school or equivalent 213 (14.3) 377 (14.3) N/A 
 College or other certificate or diploma 502 (33.7) 931 (35.3) N/A 
 Undergraduate (some or complete) 384 (25.8) 699 (26.5) N/A 
 Postgraduate or professional degree 289 (19.4) 495 (18.8) N/A 
Time spent at hospital with child (n = 4193)    
 All or nearly all the time 1131 (74.7) 2043 (76.3) .53 
 Most of the time 320 (21.1) 514 (19.2) N/A 
 Some of the time 51 (3.4) 94 (3.5) N/A 
 A little of the time 8 (0.5) 16 (0.6) N/A 
 None of the time 4 (0.3) 12 (0.5) N/A 
Hospital    
 A 751 (49.6) 1451 (54.1) <.01 
 B 764 (50.4) 1231 (45.9) N/A 
First-time survey    
 Yes 1319 (87.1) 2531 (94.4) <.01 
 No 196 (12.9) 151 (5.6) N/A 
Admission type    
 Urgent 860 (56.8) 2051 (76.5) <.01 
 Elective 655 (43.2) 631 (23.5) N/A 
Length of child’s hospital stay, d    
 <3 459 (30.3) 1390 (51.8) <.01 
 3–7 620 (40.9) 1006 (37.5) N/A 
 >7 436 (28.8) 286 (10.7) N/A 
Discharge disposition    
 Home (with support) 162 (10.7) 51 (1.9) <.01 
 Home (without support) 1353 (89.3) 2631 (98.1) N/A 
VariableCMC, n (%)No CMC, n (%)P
Clinical category    
 Neurologic impairment 340 (22.4) N/A N/A 
 Complex chronic conditions 1041 (68.7) N/A N/A 
 Medical technology assistance 134 (8.8) N/A N/A 
Sex of child    
 Male 780 (51.5) 1510 (56.3) <.01 
 Female 735 (48.5) 1172 (43.7) N/A 
Age of child, y    
 <1 476 (31.4) 607 (22.6) <.01 
 1–4 447 (29.5) 782 (29.2) N/A 
 5–8 195 (12.9) 442 (16.5) N/A 
 9–12 165 (10.9) 376 (14.0) N/A 
 13–17 232 (15.3) 475 (17.7) N/A 
Health status of child (n = 4128)    
 Excellent 304 (20.5) 1020 (38.5) <.01 
 Very good 396 (26.8) 838 (31.7) N/A 
 Good 382 (25.8) 451 (17.0) N/A 
 Fair 268 (18.1) 230 (8.7) N/A 
 Poor 130 (8.8) 109 (4.1) N/A 
Respondent relationship to child (n = 4195)    
 Mother 1242 (82.1) 2241 (83.6) .01 
 Father 198 (13.1) 359 (13.4) N/A 
 Other (eg, grandparent) 73 (4.8) 82 (3.1) N/A 
Age of respondent (n = 4188)    
 ≤25 63 (4.2) 95 (3.6) .35 
 25 to 34 604 (40.0) 1030 (38.5) N/A 
 35 to 44 595 (39.4) 1123 (42.0) N/A 
 ≥45 250 (16.5) 428 (16.0) N/A 
Education level of respondent (n = 4127)    
 Eighth Grade or less 12 (0.8) 16 (0.6) .36 
 Some high school 89 (6.0) 120 (4.6) N/A 
 High school or equivalent 213 (14.3) 377 (14.3) N/A 
 College or other certificate or diploma 502 (33.7) 931 (35.3) N/A 
 Undergraduate (some or complete) 384 (25.8) 699 (26.5) N/A 
 Postgraduate or professional degree 289 (19.4) 495 (18.8) N/A 
Time spent at hospital with child (n = 4193)    
 All or nearly all the time 1131 (74.7) 2043 (76.3) .53 
 Most of the time 320 (21.1) 514 (19.2) N/A 
 Some of the time 51 (3.4) 94 (3.5) N/A 
 A little of the time 8 (0.5) 16 (0.6) N/A 
 None of the time 4 (0.3) 12 (0.5) N/A 
Hospital    
 A 751 (49.6) 1451 (54.1) <.01 
 B 764 (50.4) 1231 (45.9) N/A 
First-time survey    
 Yes 1319 (87.1) 2531 (94.4) <.01 
 No 196 (12.9) 151 (5.6) N/A 
Admission type    
 Urgent 860 (56.8) 2051 (76.5) <.01 
 Elective 655 (43.2) 631 (23.5) N/A 
Length of child’s hospital stay, d    
 <3 459 (30.3) 1390 (51.8) <.01 
 3–7 620 (40.9) 1006 (37.5) N/A 
 >7 436 (28.8) 286 (10.7) N/A 
Discharge disposition    
 Home (with support) 162 (10.7) 51 (1.9) <.01 
 Home (without support) 1353 (89.3) 2631 (98.1) N/A 

N/A, not applicable.

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