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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Perceived wellbeing of patients one year post stroke in general practice - recommendations for quality aftercare

Variables Number (%)
Patients included 57
Gender  
   - Men 25 (44%)
   - Women 32 (56%)
Age, average (range) 77 (65-91)
Living situation  
   - Living alone 29 (51%)
   - Living with a partner 28 (49%)
Type of stroke  
   - Lacunar Circulation Infarct 24 (42%)
   - Partial Anterior Circulation Infarct 21 (37%)
   - Posterior Circulation Infarct 8 (14%)
   - Total Anterior Circulation Infarct 0 (0%)
   - Unknown 4 (7%)
Brain hemisphere  
   - Left side 35 (61%)
   - Right side 17 (30%)
   - Unknown 5 (9%)
NIHSS, average (range) 3 (0-20)
Barthel Index, median (range)  
   - At discharge 21 (10-21)
   - After 1 year 21 (13-21)
Risk factors present before stroke  
   - No risk factors 11 (19%)
   - Hypertension 29 (51%)
   - Hypercholesterolemia 11 (19%)
   - Diabetes 12 (21%)
   - Cardiac embolus 10 (18%)
   - Smoking 16 (28%)
History  
   - No history 6 (11%)
   - Ischemic heart disease 14 (25%)
   - Stroke/TIA 14 (25%)
   - Atrial fibrillation 5 (9%)
   - Heart failure 3 (5%)
   - COPD 10 (18%)
   - Depression 2 (4%)
   - Mild cognitive impairment 3 (5%)
   - Abuse of alcohol 3 (5%)