Table 3.

Characteristics of patients with three or fewer admission or four or more admissions during the study period

CharacteristicPatients with ≤3 AdmissionsPatients with ≥4 AdmissionsP Value
Age
 0–2 yr266 (37.8)437 (62.2)0.001
 ≥2 yr1966 (44.6)2443 (55.4)
Race
 Black563 (34.6)1065 (65.4)<0.001
 Other1669 (47.9)1815 (52.1)
Payer
 Medicaid816 (45.0)998 (55.0)<0.001
 Medicare608 (34.9)1134 (65.1)
 Commercial522 (49.8)526 (50.2)
 Other/missing286 (56.3)222 (43.7)
Sex
 Female1020 (42.7)1369 (57.3)0.2
 Male1212 (44.5)1511 (55.5)
Modality
 Peritoneal dialysis1149 (43.7)1482 (56.3)0.9
 Hemodialysis1083 (43.7)1398 (56.3)
Comorbid conditions
 0868 (60.2)575 (39.8)<0.001
 1–2445 (34.6)840 (65.4)
 ≥3919 (38.6)1465 (61.4)
  • Unless otherwise noted, values are the number (percentage) of patients.