Table 1

Characteristics of 754 stroke patients admitted to Da Nang Hospital according stroke type
DEMOGRAPHICS Ischemic Hemorrhagic p-value* Trend p-value
N (%) 328 366 - -
Male, % 58.1 64.1 0.13
Age, years, % <0.001 <0.001
  1st Quartile (31–53) 15.7 31.2
  2nd Quartile (53–65) 23.7 27.7
  3rd Quartile (66–76) 29.3 19.7
  4th Quartile (77+) 31.3 21.4
Age, years, mean 68.3 61.9 <0.001
Education, % 0.5 0.2
  <Primary school 34.4 30.9
  Completed primary and secondary school 46.7 46.4
  ≥High school 18.8 22.7
Employment, % <0.001
  Currently employed 26.7 49.4
  Unemployed – Retired 42.0 31.3
  Unemployed – volunteer, student, unemployed 31.4 19.3
RISK FACTORS/PRE-STROKE STATUS
Atrial Fibrillation, % 10.1 2.1 0.004
Diabetes Mellitus, % 17.1 16.6 0.8
Current Tobacco Smoker, % 33.4 38.2 0.13
Hypercholesterolemia, % 19.5 23.8 0.4
Hypertension, % 94.5 98.0 0.055
Previous stroke, % 18.6 9.4 0.002
Pre-Stroke Condition, %
  Independent 92.4 95.1 0.14
  Dependent at home or in facility 7.7 4.8
Pre-Stroke Rankin Scale, % 0.048 0.9
  No disability 76.9 73.5
  No significant disability 10.7 17.4
  Slight disability 3.0 2.1
  Moderate disability, able to walk 4.6 2.2
  Moderate disability, unable to walk 2.6 1.6
  Severe disability 2.2 3.2
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AT PRESENTATION
Disturbed Consciousness, % 30.3 60.4 <0.001
Speech Disturbances, % 59.7 70.3 0.005
Weakness, % 93.1 80.5 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean 154.9 171.3 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean 86.2 92.3 <0.001
Glucose level, mmol/L, mean 7.3 8.0 0.055
Cholesterol level, mmol/L, mean 5.0 4.7 0.021
PROCESSES OF CARE+
Ward, % <0.001
  Intensive Care 11.9 43.5
  Cardiology 74.6 52.2
  Other 13.4 4.3
Occupational therapist, % 10.1 2.4 0.013
Physical therapist, % 2.7 1.0 0.3
Speech therapist, % 1.7 0.0 <0.001
Swallowing assessment, % 15.5 5.5 0.006
Thrombosis, % 1.6 1.0 0.6
Carotid ultrasound, % 1.7 0.0 <0.001
CT Scan 99.6 99.6 0.7
ECG, % 89.1 88.3 0.8
LP, % 0.3 0.0 <0.001
MRI, % 2.4 0.4 0.5
Pneumonia, % 8.2 12.4 0.13

*P-value for F-test of univariate model with single categorical variable with n-1 degrees of freedom where n=number of categories.

+Excludes patients who died in hospital and patients who were discharged to die at home.

Tirschwell et al.

Tirschwell et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:150   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-150

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