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Table 5 Sequence analysis - patient and admission attributes by visit

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

  Stay characteristics of all those at index admission (n = 7286) Stay characteristics of all those at first readmission (n = 677a) Stay characteristics of all those at second readmission (n = 176) Stay characteristics of all those at third readmission (n = 60) Stay characteristics of all those at fourth readmission (n = 31) Stay characteristics of all those at fifth readmission (n = 16)
Average length of stay (in days) 0.739 1.354 2.017 2.783 3.451 2.187
Died this admission (number of people)b NA 0 1 0 0 0
Admission took place on a traditional drinking day? 70.3% 57.9% 48.9% 46.7% 41.9% 25.0%
Average number of days since discharge from last alcohol-related admission NA 503.8 297.2 239.1 199.1 142.4
  1. a Note that the numbers included each column are not the same as those given in Table Three, because the figures here are cumulative – Table Two notes that 501 people had a first readmission and never came back, but here the total of 677 includes both these people, and also the people who went onto have additional readmissions later
  2. b The “discharge” codes in HES are limited in that they do not capture deaths occurring post discharge from hospital. This can cause incompleteness or bias in some comparative analyses