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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Children with High-Level Polypharmacya in 2017 by Foster Care Status Compared to Children in Medicaid

From: High-level psychotropic polypharmacy: a retrospective comparison of children in foster care to their peers on Medicaid

Characteristics Children with High-Level Polypharmacy  
  Foster Care Medicaidb p
Number of children 417 1823  
cAge (years) 13.00 [11.00, 16.00] 12.00 [10.00, 15.00] < 0.001
Age Category 6–11 years n (%) 132 (31.7) 724 (39.7) 0.003
Male n (%) 271 (65.0) 1260 (69.1) 0.115
Race/Ethnicity n (%) < 0.001
 White, non-Hispanic 206 (49.4) 1246 (68.3)  
 Black, non-Hispanic 34 (8.2) 129 (7.1)  
 Hispanic 9 (2.2) 29 (1.6)  
dOther non-Hispanic 11 (2.6) 41 (2.2)  
 Not Provided 157 (37.6) 378 (20.7)  
 Non-metropolitan n (%) 161 (39.1) 742 (40.8) 0.559
  1. Note. IQR Intra-quartile range
  2. aall children were prescribed at least 1 APM; bChildren receiving Medicaid who are not in foster care; c (median [IQR]); dOther races/ethnicities: American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and other race