Table 1

Demographic and clinical variables for patients with first-ever stroke in western Sweden during 2008
Patient characteristics
Sex, distribution %
  Female 49.2
  Male 50.8
Age, distribution
  <54 years 6.2
  5564 years 13.1
  65–74 years 22.0
  7584 years 32.9
  >85 years 25.8
Comorbidity
  Atrial fibrillation 27.3 (5*)
  Diabetes mellitus 18.9 (5*)
  Hypertension 55.8 (19*)
  Previous TIA 6.3 (0.2*)
  Smoker 13.7 (13*)
ICD-10, distribution
  I61 11.2
  I63 84.9
  I64 3.9

Total number of patients n = 3,074.

Data source: Local administrative register and The Stroke Register.

*Reference value for the age-matched Swedish population, according to The Swedish National Institute of Public Health.

Persson et al.

Persson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:341   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-341

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