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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients by reason for index hospital admission

From: All-cause hospitalizations for inflammatory bowel diseases: Can the reason for admission provide information on inpatient resource use? A study from a large veteran affairs hospital

Item IBD flare or complication (n = 41) Other type of admission (n = 70)
Mean age (year) 54.5 ± 16.9** 64.7 ± 12.4
Male (n) 40 70
Year of index admission (n)
 2010 7* 17
 2011 12* 33
 2012 22* 20
Type of IBD (n)
 Ulcerative colitis 20 34
 Crohn’s disease 21 36
IBD duration [n (%)]
 New 2 (4.9)* 0 (0)
  < 1 year 3 (7.3)* 1 (1.4)
  > 1 year 35 (85.4)* 61 (87.1)
 Unknown 1 (2.4)* 8 (11.4)
Psychiatric co-morbidity [n (%)] 23 (56.1) 31 (44.3)
Inpatient procedures [n (%)]
 GI endoscopy 9 (22.0)* 5 (7.1)
 Abdominal surgery 9 (22.0)* 4 (5.7)
 Non-abdominal surgery 0** 15 (21.4)
Medications initiated in the hospital [n (%)]
 Antibiotics 10 (24.4)** 3 (4.3)
 Corticosteroids 14 (34.1)** 2 (2.9)
 Thiopurines 2 (4.9)** 0
 Biologics 2 (4.9)** 0
Discharge Medications
 New medications added 37 (90.2)** 14 (20.0)
 Changed dose 3 (7.3)** 1 (1.4)
 New pain medications added 15 (36.6)** 6 (8.6)
 Existing medications discontinued 7 (17.1)** 4 (5.7)
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.001