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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline

From: Quality of life after ischaemic stroke—accent on patients with thrombolytic therapy

Factors Thrombolized patients (TP) (n = 50) Non-thrombolized patients (NTP) (n = 100) P value
N % N %
Age Mean (years) 68.64 ± 12.29 68.82 ± 10.93 0.927
 > 65 years 31 62.0 65 65.0 0.720
Sex Male 32 64.0 58 58.0 0.483
Female 18 36.0 42 42.0
Ischemic stroke First-ever stroke 44 88.0 72 72.0 0.027
Recurrent stroke 6 12.0 28 28.0
Localization Anterior circulation 34 68.0 42 42.0 0.002
• Left hemisphere 19 38.0 28 28.0 0.216
• Right hemisphere 15 30.0 14 14.0 0.019
Posterior circulation 16 32.0 58 58.0 0.002
Stroke severity Mean (NIHSS) on admission 10.78 ± 4.66 6.59 ± 4.15  < 0.001
Mean (NIHSS) on discharge 5.78 ± 4.52 4.53 ± 3.56 0.067
Level of dependence Mean (mRS) on discharge 2.92 ± 1.47 2.49 ± 1.45 0.090
Risk factors Hypertension 48 96.0 100 100.0 0.044
Atrial fibrillation 23 46.0 25 25.0 0.009
Myocardial infarction 5 10.0 4 4.0 0.147
Ischemic heart disease 19 38.0 40 40.0 0.815
Heart failure 21 42.0 53 53.0 0.207
Diabetes mellitus 7 14.0 30 30.0 0.032
Dyslipidemia 34 68.0 78 78.0 0.187
  1. Bold values indicate P value is significant (less than 0.05)
  2. NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, mRS modified Rankin Scale