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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Stroke awareness decreases prehospital delay after acute ischemic stroke in korea

Characteristics  
Age, years 67 (57-73)*
Gender, male (%) 308 (62)
Time to hospital arrival, minutes 474 (170-1313)*
NIHSS, score 3 (2-6)*
Risk factors  
   Previous stroke (%) 116 (23)
   Hypertension (%) 316 (63)
   Diabetes (%) 134 (27)
   Hyperlipidemia (%) 72 (14)
   Current smoker (%) 150 (30)
   Atrial fibrillation (%) 44 (9)
   Coronary heart disease (%) 38 (8)
   Family history of stroke (%) 147 (29)
Study hospital located in Seoul (%) 324 (65)
Education  
   Low (0-6 years) (%) 169 (34)
   Medium (6-12 years) (%) 212 (42)
   High (≥12 years) (%) 116 (23)
Living alone (%) 66 (13)
Visit hospital regularly (%) 338 (68)
Presence of bystander at time of symptom onset (%) 355 (71)
Arrival through referral (%) 169 (34)
Mode of transport  
   Ambulance (%) 182 (36)
   Personal vehicle (%) 200 (40)
   Public transportation (%) 113 (23)
Knowledge by patient of thrombolysis (%) 92 (18)
Awareness of the patient/bystander that the initial symptom was stroke related (%) 179 (36)
  1. N = 500
  2. *Median (25th-75th percentile)