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Table 4 Predictors of inpatient THC in patients with AH

From: The impact of race and ethnicity on mortality and healthcare utilization in alcoholic hepatitis: a cross-sectional study

Predictor Factor (fold increase) 95 % Confidence Interval
Age 0.99 0.98–0.99*
Sex
 Male Reference  
 Female 1.03 0.94–1.15
Race/Ethnicity
 White Reference  
 Black 1.24 0.96–1.60
 Hispanic 1.25 1.01–1.49*
 Other 0.94 0.79–1.13
Income  
 Lowest 25 % 0.93 0.76–1.13
 25–50 % Reference  
 50–75 % 1.07 0.92–1.25
 75–100 % 1.18 1.03–1.34*
Payer
 Medicaid 0.85 0.73–0.98*
 Medicare 0.94 0.81–1.09
 Private Reference  
 Self-pay 0.75 0.62–0.91**
 Other 0.84 0.72–0.99*
 Length of Stay 1.02 1.02–1.03***
 Charlson Index 1.04 1.02–1.07***
Severity of liver disease
 No cirrhosis Reference  
 Stage 1–2 1.12 0.97–1.31
 Stage 3–4 1.01 0.89–1.15
Number of Procedures  
 0 Reference  
 1 1.27 1.20–1.34***
 2 1.74 1.53–1.99***
  > 2 2.97 2.72–3.25***
Hospital Region
 Northeast Reference  
 Midwest 1.06 0.85–1.33
 South 0.88 0.70–1.11
 West 1.32 1.02–1.71*
Teaching Hospital
 No Reference  
 Yes 1.10 0.94–1.28
Hospital setting
 Urban 1.28 1.11–1.48***
 Rural Reference  
  1. Parameter coefficients are presented as a fold increase with 95 % CI
  2. Final general linear model included survey weights and the following, variables: age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, payer, length of inpatient stay, Charlson comorbidity score, severity of liver disease, hospital region, teaching hospital status, hospital location, and number of inpatient procedures
  3. Other race refers to subjects with Asian, Pacific islander, Native American, or another race
  4. CI confidence interval
  5. *P <0.05; **P <0.01; ***P <0.001