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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with and without speech disturbance

From: Speech disturbance at stroke onset is correlated with stroke early mortality

  With speech disturbance, n = 828 Without speech disturbance, n = 865 p
Age (SD) 72.9 (11.6) 69.0 (12.3) <0.001*
Sex, % female (n = female: male) 44.6 (369:459) 45.1 (390:475) 0.845
Systolic blood pressure (SD) mmHg 165.9 (31.1) 157.7 (28.6) <0.001*
Diastolic blood pressure (SD) mmHg 88.9 (17.9) 86.0 (16.4) <0.001*
Hypertension history, % (n = with: without) 63.9 (487:275) 57.4 (468:347) 0.009*
Arrhythmia, % (n = with: without) 19.8 (159:646) 11.4 (96:743) <0.001*
Arrhythmia history, % (n = with: without) 24.3 (187:584) 14.6 (118:689) <0.001*
Diabetes mellitus history, % (n = with: without) 25.9 (202:615) 19.3 (157:656) <0.002*
Hyperlipemia history, % (n = with: without) 18.8 (142:615) 19.4 (155:644) 0.796
Tobacco use, % (n = with: without) 27.7 (196:511) 33.6 (242:478) 0.016*
Alcohol use, % (n = with: without) 35.1 (242:448) 45.5 (322:386) <0.001*
Paresis, % (n = with: without) 89.7 (735:84) 61.7 (531:330) <0.001*
  1. Data on some characteristics were missing in a few patients. *P < 0.05.