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Table 1 Characteristics of childhood cancer admissions

From: Algorithm for analysis of administrative pediatric cancer hospitalization data according to indication for admission

  N = 202,995
n (%)
Year
 2003 62,783 (30.9%)
 2006 66,397 (32.7%)
 2009 73,815 (36.4%)
Age at admission
 <1 y 6,722 (3.3%)
 1 to 4 y 48,461 (23.9%)
 5 to 9 y 43,523 (21.4%)
 10 to 14 y 42,801 (21.1%)
 > 15 y 60,982 (30.0%)
Gender
 Male 112,323 (55.3%)
 Female 90,672 (44.67%)
Payer^
 Public& 73,973 (36.4%)
 Private 113,027 (55.7%)
 Other 15,678 (7.7%)
Race ^
 White 93,681 (46.2%)
 Black 17,571 (8.7%)
 Hispanic 37,877 (18.8%)
 Other (Asian, Native American, “other”) 14,782 (7.3%)
CCS category of primary diagnosis
 Malignancy 47,853 (23.6%)
 Chemotherapy 74,955 (36.9%)
 Infection 30,169 (14.9%)
 Non-Infectious toxicity 40,725 (20.1%)
 Other 9,293 (4.6%)
  1. &Represents both Medicaid and Medicare; ^Percentages do not sum to 100 owing to missing data. CCS indicates Clinical Classification Software.