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Table 3 Relationship of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics to Inpatient Charges among HIV/AIDS Patients in Rhode Island excluding LOS, 2000–2004.

From: Inpatient charges among HIV/AIDS patients in Rhode Island from 2000–2004

  Estimated Increase in Inpatient Charges Adjusted % 95% CI
Year†   
   2000 --  
   2001 3 -10 to 19
   2002* 31 13 to 52
   2003* 49 29 to 71
   2004* 101 74 to 133
Agea -0.5 -1 to 0
Gender   
   Female --  
   Male* 17 6 to 29
Race   
   White --  
   Black -8 -17 to 2
   Hispanic 16 -32 to 95
   Asian -6 -19 to 8
   Other 27 -4 to 67
   Unknown -6 -38 to 41
Point of entry for Hospitalization   
   PCFb --  
   ERc 3 -12 to 25
  1. a Age in 1 year increments, are modeled as continuous covariates.
  2. b Physician, Clinical, or Facility.
  3. c Emergency Room.
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. †P for linear trend < 0.05.