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Cancer Medicine


Racial and socioeconomic disparities have become apparent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) outcomes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of hospitalizations for adults with a diagnosis of AML from 2009 to 2018 in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). We categorized patients' ages in groups of≥60 years and stratified them by reported race/ethnicity. Exposures of interest were patient sociodemographics, hospital characteristics, and Elixhauser-comorbidity Index. Outcome of interest was in-hospital death. Statistical analyses included survey logistic regression to generate adjusted odds ratios (aORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to quantify the independent associations between patient characteristics and mortality. Of 622,417 AML-related hospitalizations, 57.6% were in patients ≥60 years. The overall rate of in-hospital death was 9.4%. Compared to patients


Adult, Humans, United States, Middle Aged, Hospital Mortality, Retrospective Studies, Hospitalization, Ethnicity, Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute



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