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Table 5 Case-fatality and readmission rates

From: A comparison of Chinese and non-Chinese Canadian patients hospitalized with heart failure

  Chinese Non-Chinese P
Case-fatality rate, %    
  n, all patients 1,339 97,939  
  At 30 days    
  Crude, % 12.3 10.9 0.10
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 12.3 (10.7-13.9) 10.9 (10.7-11.0) -
At 1 year    
  Crude, % 31.7 30.2 0.24
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 31.3 (29.1-33.6) 30.2 (29.9-30.5) -
Readmission rate, %    
  n, discharged alive 1,211 89,022  
  For HF    
At 30 days    
  Crude, % 5.2 6.0 0.23
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 5.1 (3.8-6.4) 6.0 (5.9-6.2) -
At 1 year    
  Crude, % 16.6 19.4 0.014
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 16.4 (14.2-18.6) 19.4 (19.2-19.7) -
  For any reason    
  At 30 days    
  Crude, % 16.2 16.5 0.80
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 16.1 (14.1-18.2) 16.5 (16.2-16.7) -
At 1 year    
  Crude, % 50.0 51.5 0.28
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 49.8 (47.0-52.5) 51.5 (51.2-51.9) -
Composite rate, %*    
  n, all patients 1339 97,939  
  At 30 days    
  Crude, % 16.6 16.0 0.58
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 16.2 (14.3-18.1) 16.0 (15.8-16.2) -
At 1 year    
  Crude, % 41.4 42.0 0.65
  Risk-adjusted, % (95% CI) 41.0 (38.5-43.5) 42.0 (41.7-42.3) -
  1. *Composite rate defined as the rate of death or readmission for heart failure.
  2. Statistically significantly lower than the overall rate.