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Table 2 Characteristics of the cohort

From: Which young people in England are most at risk of an alcohol-related revolving-door readmission career?

  Number Percent
Primary diagnosis code at time of index admission
 Intoxication/Mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol use (F10) 3608 49.5%
 Poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36–T50) 1382 19.0%
 Head Injury (S00–S09) 885 12.1%
 Toxic effect of alcohol (T51) 579 7.9%
 Other physical injury (S10-S99, T00-T35) 378 5.2%
 Syncope and collapse (R55) 112 1.5%
 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K93) 50 0.7%
 Digestive system and abdomen conditions (R10–R19) 43 0.6%
 Convulsions (R56) 27 0.4%
 Diabetes mellitus (E10–E14) 22 0.3%
 Epilepsy (G40) 19 0.3%
 Intoxication/Mental and behavioural disorders due to (non-alcoholic) psychoactive substance use (F11-F19) 16 0.2%
 Other primary diagnosis 165 2.3%
Demographics at time of index admission
 Males 3553 48.8%
 Females 3733 51.2%
 White 3977 54.6%
 Asian or Asian British 64 0.9%
 Black or Black British 54 0.7%
 Ethnicity mixed or other 96 1.3%
 Ethnicity not known or not stated 3095 42.5%
 Aged 12 332 4.6%
 Aged 13 923 12.7%
 Aged 14 1504 20.6%
 Aged 15 1574 21.6%
 Aged 16 925 12.7%
 Aged 17 896 12.3%
 Aged 18 1132 15.5%
Comorbidity variables at time of index admission
 Patient also had self-harm diagnosis 1515 20.8%
 Patient also had injury diagnosis 1146 15.7%
 Patient also had other substance use diagnosis 435 6.0%
 Patient also had assault diagnosis 321 4.4%
 Patient also had other mental health diagnosis 343 4.7%
 Patient also had “undetermined intent” diagnosis 70 1.0%
Number of alcohol-related readmissions following index admission
 Didn't return after index episode 6609 90.7%
 Returned only once (i.e., two visits in total) 501 6.9%
 Returned only twice (three visits in total) 116 1.6%
 Returned only three times (four visits in total) 29 0.4%
 Returned only four times (five visits in total) 15 0.2%
 Returned only five times (six visits in total) 5 0.1%
 Returned six or more times (seven or more visits) 11 0.2%
  1. (Baseline is 2003/04 emergency admissions, aged between 12 and 18, n = 7286)