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Table 1 Results of univariate analysis: differences in outcome variables between first-ever ischaemic stroke patients with and without pretreatment with statins

From: Pretreatment with statins improves early outcome in patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke: a pleiotropic effect of statins or a beneficial effect of hypercholesterolemia?

Data Statin use Pvalue
  Yes (n = 381) No (n = 1,701)  
Male sex 194 (50.9) 793 (46.6) 0.072
Age, years, mean (SD) 71.8 (11.1) 75.7 (12.3) 0.000
Age, years ≥ 85 years 44 (11.5) 380 (22.3) 0.000
Cardiac events 17 (4.5) 78 (4.6) 0.523
Respiratory events 21 (5.5) 162 (9.5) 0.006
Infectious complications 37 (9.7) 223 (13.1) 0.039
Neurological complications 28 (7.3) 173 (10.2) 0.053
Favourable outcome, mRS grades 0-2 84 (22) 298 (17.5) 0.025
Unfavourable outcome, mRS grades 3-5 25 (6.6) 196 (11.5) 0.002
In-hospital mortality 23 (6.0) 226 (13.3) 0.000
  1. mRS: modified Rankin scale.
  2. Percentages in parenthesis unless otherwise stated.