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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of hospitalizations for PE with and without hypocalcemia

From: Association of hypocalcemia with in-hospital mortality and complications in patients with acute pulmonary embolism: results from the 2017 Nationwide Inpatient Sample

  PE only, % PE and hypocalcemia, % p-value
Total no 186,242 1565  
Mean age (years) 62.6 61.7 < 0.001
Female 51.9 50.8 0.67
Race    0.062
White 71.9 65.8  
Black 18.9 22.1  
Hispanic 5.5 5.9  
Asians or Pacific Islander 0.9 2.34  
Comorbidities    
Hypertension 41.7 36.4 0.056
Diabetes 22.3 23.3 0.70
CKD 12.1 14.7 0.194
COPD 17.4 18.5 0.611
Previous VTE 16.7 12.1 0.036
Dyslipidemia 35.5 33.5 0.486
Previous stroke 1.6 0.9 0.331
Heart failure 15.3 20.1 0.023
Charleston comorbidity index    < 0.001
0 32.1 18.8  
1 23.3 18.8  
2 16.4 22.3  
≥ 3 28 39.9  
Hospital type    0.0009
Rural 9.8 5.7  
Urban nonteaching 23.8 17.8  
Urban teaching 66.3 76.3  
Expected primary payer    0.6562
Medicare 51.8 52  
Medicaid 12 13.7  
Private 29.5 27.1  
Self-pay 3.7 3.5  
Median household income, in US $    0.028
1–43,999 28.3 33.9  
44,000–55,999 27.2 24.9  
56,000–73,999 24.4 26.5  
74,000 + 19.9 14.5