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Table 1 Basic characteristics of index admissions in study participants (n = 20,209)

From: Factors influencing emergency medical readmission risk in a UK district general hospital: A prospective study

Variable Category n %
Sex Male 9397 46.5
  Female 10812 53.5
Age group <60 8094 40.1
  60–74 5526 27.3
  75+ 6589 32.6
Diagnostic group Acute coronary syndrome 4283 21.2
  COPD/asthma 1594 7.9
  Heart failure 587 2.9
  Stroke 575 2.8
  All other diagnoses 13170 65.2
Length of Stay <2 5666 28.0
  2–5 5184 25.7
  6–11 5174 25.6
  >11 4185 20.7
Deprivation Group Affluent 5057 25.0
  2 5003 24.8
  3 5113 25.3
  Deprived 5015 24.8
  Unknown 21 0.1
Admission method A&E 12604 62.4
  GP referral 7113 35.2
  Other 492 2.4
No of co-morbidities 0 2963 14.7
  1 3796 18.8
  2 3790 18.8
  3 8801 43.5
  4 859 4.3