Table 2.

Unadjusted probability of readmission or death within 30 days after hospital discharge by patient characteristic, stratified by sex

CharacteristicMenWomen
Readmission, %Death, %Readmission, %Death, %
Probability33.02.935.32.5
Age, yra
 18–3442.00.747.60.7
 35–4435.01.243.21.1
 45–5435.01.437.21.4
 55–6432.62.134.71.9
 65–7431.63.333.12.7
 ≥7530.55.631.84.4
Race/ethnicity
 Asian28.82.530.52.0
 Black34.11.937.21.8
 White33.23.934.93.4
 Hispanic31.32.033.01.8
 Other30.22.232.21.9
Prior hospitalizations
 025.11.726.71.5
 1–330.63.132.32.7
 4–838.43.738.83.1
 9+51.63.052.62.3
Primary insurance
 Medicare33.13.335.22.8
 Medicaid36.31.839.11.8
 Other32.02.534.62.0
Charlson comorbidity index
 <435.21.339.01.2
 4–532.42.435.22.2
 6–732.23.833.63.0
 >733.24.734.93.8
Congestive heart failure
 No31.43.433.73.0
 Yes34.52.336.82.0
Diabetes mellitus
 No31.63.234.12.9
 Yes33.62.735.82.3
Myocardial infarction
 No32.52.934.82.5
 Yes34.72.737.42.2
Other cardiovascular comorbidity
 No32.52.934.82.5
 Yes34.72.937.42.5
Geographic region
 Northeast33.42.934.92.5
 Midwest35.02.937.62.5
 South32.82.835.62.3
 West31.12.832.62.4
Year of incidence
 200732.63.034.72.4
 200833.22.935.42.5
 200933.02.936.02.5
 201033.52.935.72.5
 201132.62.134.72.1
  • a At discharge.