Table 1

Mean Number of Persons in Each Age Range for Included and Excluded Counties, and Mean Number of ACSC Hospitalizations in Each Age Range in these Counties

Ages 0–17


Number of Counties

Mean Population

Mean Number of ACSC Discharges


Included Counties

559

31,535

152.4


Excluded Counties

20

614

1.8


County Total

579


Ages 18–64


Included Counties

574

78,778

687.1


Excluded Counties

5

661

4.6


County Total

579


Ages 65+


Included Counties

Number of Counties

Mean Population

Mean Number of ACSC Discharges


Excluded Counties

567

16,912

1,111


County Total

12

276

14.7


579


Probst et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:134   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-134

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