Risk factor distribution. Prevalence (%) of risk factors for stroke among stroke patients (n = 28) and controls (n = 58). Total number of risk factors among stroke patients is 172, and among controls 277. Mean number of risk factors per case is 6.1, and for controls 4.4. This relationship is statistically borderline significant (p = 0.096), and could be an explanation for the somehow surprising result found earlier, that is, that cases receive sub-optimal care less often than controls.
de Koning et al. BMC Health Services Research 2005 5:10 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-5-10