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Table 3 Factors Influencing Early Admission of Patient to the Hospital (≤ 3 hours and > 3 hours), Aydin, 2005

From: Multiple Causes for Delay in Arrival at Hospital in Acute Stroke Patients in Aydin, Turkey

Factors ≤ 3 hours > 3 hours   
  n % n % χ2 P
Age (year), mean ± SD (n = 67) 66.50 ± 11.56 (n = 31) 70.38 ± 9.40 -1.633* 0.106
Gender       
   Female 38 71.7 15 28.3 0.592 0.442
   Male 29 64.4 16 35.6   
Residence       
   Urban 16 66.7 8 33.3 0.043 0.837
   Rural 51 68.9 23 31.1   
Education       
   Illiterate 38 65.5 20 34.5 0.534 0.465
   Literate 29 72.5 11 27.5   
Marrital status       
   Married 43 67.2 21 32.8 0.119 0.730
   Single+widow 24 70.6 10 29.4   
Occupation       
   Self-employed 21 63.6 12 36.4 0.629 0.730
   Paid work 8 66.7 4 33.3   
   Unemployed 38 71.7 15 28.3   
Social Security (public health insurance)(social insurance)
   Yes 61 69.3 27 30.7 0.361 0.721
   No 6 60.0 4 40.0   
Self-reported stroke risk factors       
   Yes 62 68.1 29 31.9 0.033 1.000
   No 5 71.4 2 28.6   
Type of transport to the hospital       
   Personal car/public trans. 52 63.4 30 36.6 5.697 0.017
   Ambulance 15 93.8 1 6.3   
Day of the week       
   Weekday 55 67.9 26 32.1 0.047 0.829
   Weekend 12 70.6 5 29.4   
Time of the day       
   Night 18 72.2 7 28.0 0.205 0.651
   Daytime 49 67.1 24 32.9   
  1. * %s presented as line percentage ** t value is given