Table 1

Respondents to the children and young people’s (CYP) section of the survey, by selected individual characteristics. Children and Young People’s Inpatient Survey, England, 2014

Individual characteristicsNCYP responses (%)Parent responses (%)Joint response (%)
Overall620457.913.728.4
Male324753.615.231.2
Female295762.6***12.025.4
8–11 years295952.116.631.3
12–15 years324563.1***11.125.8
Any long-standing condition190650.420.828.8
No long-standing condition334162.7***9.427.9
1–3 admissions546758.913.327.9
4 or more admissions41652.6*17.130.3
White509060.412.127.5
Asian/British Asian45842.8***23.433.8
Black/Black British20546.8***16.636.6
Mixed/other/not known45050.0***20.929.1
Inpatient 1247160.313.226.5
Day case373256.4**14.029.6
Children’s ward556957.913.928.2
Adolescent ward34264.09.926.0
Adult ward 2058852.317.030.7
Any procedure417259.312.428.3
No procedure 84194855.4**16.328.3
Elective admission 1335057.413.928.7
Emergency admission285358.513.428.1
  • Column categories are based on responses to the item in the parent section of the survey Who was the main person who answered the questions in the children and young people ' s section of the questionnaire?’

  • Where the proportion of CYP who responded independently differs significantly from the reference group (eg, females differ to males), this is indicated by *P<0·05, **P<0·01, ***P<0·001.

  • Where P values were between 0.001 and 0.05, exact values were as follows: 1–3 vs 4 or more admissions P=0.013; inpatient vs day case P=0.002; any vs no procedure P=0.004.

  • Row categories follow response options to each question in the survey.

  • Age, sex, ethnicity, type of admission were drawn from hospital records and had negligible missing data. Other characteristics were drawn from parent/carer responses, resulting in the following number of missing responses: presence of long-standing condition=957 (15.4%); any procedure=84 (1.4%); number of admissions=321 (5.2%); ward type=205 (3.3%).