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Table 1 Demographic and disease characteristics (N = 175)

From: Acceptance of disability and its predictors among stroke patients in Taiwan

Variables Mean ± SD n(%)
Demographic data
 Age (yr) 66.23 ± 11.24  
 Gender   
  Male   125(71.4)
  Female   50(28.6)
 Marital status
  Single   11(6.3)
  Married   164(93.7)
 Educational level   
  Low (<9th grade)   139(79.4)
  High (>9th grade)   36(20.6)
 Monthly income   
  30000   107(61.1)
  30001   68(38.9)
 Living status   
  Living alone   22(12.6)
  Cohabitating   153(87.4)
 Religious beliefs   
  Yes   133(76.0)
  No   42(24.0)
 Sleep disturbance   
  Yes   79(45.1)
  No   96(54.9)
 Cigarette smoking   
  Yes   88(50.3)
  No   87(49.7)
 Regular exercise   
  Yes   116(66.3)
  No   59(33.7)
 Disease characteristics
  Disease duration (mo) 21.68 ± 10.92  
 Side of lesion   
  Left   99(56.6)
  Right   76(43.4)
 Stroke event   
  First   132(75.4)
  Recurrent   43(24.6)
 Comorbidity   
  Yes   149(85.1)
  No   26(14.9)
 Stroke type   
  Hemorrhagic   13(7.4)
  Ischemic   162(92.6)
  Barthel index   75.09 ± 20.47