Table 3

Characteristics of 754 stroke patients admitted to Da Nang Hospital according to 28-day mortality
Characteristics* Died Alive p-value** Trend p-value
N (%) 261 456 - -
DEMOGRAPHICS
Male, % 67.0 57.9 0.014
Age, years, % 0.13 0.5
  1st Quartile (31–53) 27.4 21.5
  2nd Quartile (53–65) 22.2 27.7
  3rd Quartile (66–76) 23.1 25.1
  4th Quartile (77+) 27.3 25.7
Age, years, mean 64.5 65.3 0.5
Education, % 0.14 0.8
  <Primary school 31.3 33.4
  Completed primary and secondary school 50.6 44.4
  ≥High school 18.1 22.3
Employment, % 0.01
  Currently employed 42.2 36.1
  Unemployed - Retired 39.5 34.9
  Unemployed - volunteer, student, unemployed 18.2 29.0
RISK FACTORS/PRE-STROKE STATUS
Atrial Fibrillation, % 7.2 5.5 0.4
Diabetes Mellitus, % 31.0 9.0 <0.001
Current Tobacco Smoker, % 40.6 33.4 0.038
Hypercholesterolemia, % 36.0 14.0 <0.001
Hypertension, % 96.1 96.5 0.6
Previous stroke, % 12.8 14.7 0.5
Pre-Stroke Condition, %
  Independent 88.7 96.5 <0.001
  Dependent at home or in facility 11.3 3.5
Prior Rankin Scale, % <0.001 <0.001
  No disability 54.4 86.5
  No significant disability 28.3 6.3
  Slight disability 4.2 1.7
  Moderate disability, able to walk 4.2 2.9
  Moderate disability, unable to walk 3.4 1.5
  Severe disability 5.7 1.1
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Stroke Subtype, %
  Ischemic 26.4 52.2
  Hemorrhagic 72.0 36.8
Disturbed Consciousness, % 86.3 23.2
Speech Disturbances, % 88.5 52.2 <0.001
Weakness, % 74.1 93.6 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean 172.6 158.6 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean 92.5 87.5 <0.001
Glucose level, mmol/L, mean SD 10.3 6.2 <0.001
Cholesterol level, mmol/L, mean SD 4.7 5.0 0.15
PROCESSES OF CARE+ <0.001
Ward, %
  Intensive Care 77.2 1.0
  Cardiology 20.0 87.0
  Other 2.7 12.0

*Missing values multiply imputed.

**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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