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Table 1 Patient demographics, hospital characteristics and surgical characteristics of tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy and hospital revisits

From: Hospital revisits after paediatric tonsillectomy: a cohort study

  Index surgery Emergency department presentation Hospital readmission
Total 47,054 4758 (10.11% of surgeries) 2750 (5.84% of surgeries)
Age
0–4 years 16,949 (36.02%) 1447 (30.41%) 705 (25.64%)
5–9 years 16,553 (35.18%) 1330 (27.95%) 693 (25.20%)
10–14 years 6682 (14.2%) 666 (14.00%) 404 (14.69%)
15–19 years 6870 (14.6%) 1315 (27.64%) 948 (34.47%)
Sex
Male 23,624 (50.21%) 2302 (48.38%) 1273 (46.29%)
Female 23,425 (49.78%) 2455 (51.60%) 1477 (53.71%)
Intersex 5 (0.01%) 1 (0.02%)   
Socioeconomic status (quintiles)
1 (lowest SES) 9245 (19.65%) 976 (20.51%) 458 (16.65%)
2 8142 (17.3%) 947 (19.90%) 512 (18.62%)
3 8452 (17.96%) 914 (19.21%) 455 (16.55%)
4 11,476 (24.39%) 1136 (23.88%) 726 (26.40%)
5 (highest SES) 9733 (20.68%) 785 (16.5%) 599 (21.78%)
N/A (overseas) 6 (0.01%) 0 (0%)   
Area of remoteness
Major city 31,150 (66.20%) 3090 (64.94%) 1996 (72.58%)
Inner regional 12,841 (27.29%) 1394 (29.3%) 654 (23.78%)
Outer regional 3038 (6.46%) 272 (5.72%) 99 (3.60%)
Remote or very remote 19 (0.04%) 2 (0.04%) 1 (0.04%)
N/A (overseas) 6 (0.01%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Surgical indication (index admission)
Infective 19,471 (41.38%) 2211 (46.47%) 1400 (51.00%)
Obstructive 14,059 (29.88%) 1290 (27.11%) 683 (24.84%)
Infective and obstructive 12,642 (26.87%) 1200 (25.22%) 633 (23.02%)
Other 882 (1.87%) 57 (1.20%) 34 (1.24%)
Length of hospital stay during index admission
Day case 4755 (10.11%) 436 (9.16%) 247 (8.98%)
Overnight stay 42,299 (89.89%) 4322 (90.84%) 2503 (91.02%)
Intensive care unit during index admission
Yes 285 (0.61%) 60 (1.26%) 47 (1.71%)
No 46,769 (99.39%) 4698 (98.74%) 2703 (98.29%)
Hospital region
Metropolitan 30,773 (65.4%) 3072 (64.56%) 2035 (74.00%)
Regional 16,281 (34.6%) 1686 (35.44%) 715 (26.00%)
Hospital sector
Public 25,132 (53.41%) 4758 (100.00%) 2547 (92.62%)
Private 21,922 (46.59%) N/A (0.00%) 203 (7.38%)
  1. Hospital region and hospital sector descriptions for emergency department presentations and readmissions relate to the index surgery the revisit is matched to