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Table 1 Description of hospitals from the HCUP dataset included in the primary analysis, 2000—2011

From: The effect of seasonal and extreme floods on hospitalizations for Legionnaires’ disease in the United States, 2000–2011

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Overall.a
Number of Hospitals 36 24 36 34 29 30 37 29 38 32 33 31  
Number of LD Cases 92 55 83 133 90 88 139 100 149 182 141 124 1376
Hospital Location (%)              
Rural 11.1 8.3 11.1 5.9 3.4 3.3 8.1 3.4 0 6.2 9.1 - 6.4
Urban 88.9 91.7 88.9 94.1 96.6 96.7 91.9 96.6 100 93.8 90.9 - 93.6
Hospital Bedsize (%)              
Small 8.3 8.3 16.7 11.8 17.2 10 5.4 3.4 5.3 12.5 9.1 - 9.8
Medium 33.3 29.2 22.2 35.3 13.8 20 21.6 24.1 34.2 18.8 18.2 - 24.9
Large 58.4 62.5 61.1 52.9 69 70 73 72.5 60.5 68.7 72.7 - 65.4
Geographic Region (%)              
Northeast 63.9 70.8 61.1 73.5 72.4 66.7 62.2 69 57.9 71.9 63.6 64.5 66.2
Midwest 25 16.7 25 8.8 6.9 13.3 16.2 13.8 21.1 18.8 15.2 19.4 16.8
Southwest 8.3 8.3 8.3 11.8 17.2 13.3 16.2 13.8 18.4 6.2 12.2 9.7 12.3
West Coast 2.8 4.2 5.6 5.9 3.5 6.7 5.4 3.4 2.6 3.1 9 6.5 4.7
Mean Annual Discharge (SD) 20,600 (12,600) 22,600 (12,800) 19,700 (9,620) 21,400 (14,300) 24,900 (13,900) 23,700 (11,000) 24,000 (15,800) 27,600 (13,500) 25,200 (11,200) 25,500 (14,400) 21,900 (13,200) 24,900 (11,200) 23,300 (13,100)
Number of Hospitals 58.4 62.5 61.1 52.9 69 70 73 72.5 60.5 68.7 72.7 - 65.4
  1. a75 hospitals were included in the primary analysis, each of which contributed at least 4 years of data; the number per year refers to the number, out of the 75, that contribute in that given year