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Table 2 Patients characteristics on admission

From: Mobilization after thrombolysis (rtPA) within 24 hours of acute stroke: what factors influence inclusion of patients in A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT)?

Variable potAVERT (n = 105) AVERT (n = 50) Effect size* (95% CI) p
Age (years)       
Mean (±SD) 73 (±13.6) 75 (±12.6) 2.25 (−1.18-5.60) 0.17
Sex       
Female 47 (45%) 23 (46%) 1.05 (0.54-2.06) >0.99
Past medical history       
Hypertension 64 (61%) 38 (76%) 2.03 (0.96-4.28) 0.07
Diabetes 21 (20%) 16 (32%) 1.88 (0.89-4.01) 0.11
High cholesterol 47 (45%) 23 (46%) 1.05 (0.54-2.06) >0.99
Peripheral vascular disease 4 (3.8%) 0 0 0 (0–2.00) 0.31
Ischaemic heart disease 22 (21%) 10 (20%) .94 (0.42-2.15) >0.99
Angina 6 (5.7%) 2 (4.0%) 0.69 (0–3.12) >0.99
Arthritis (lower limb) 6 (5.7%) 4 (8.0%) 1.42 (0.41-4.94) 0.73
Lower limb joint replacement 4 (3.8%) 2 (4.0%) 1.05 (0–5.12) >0.99
Emphysema or COPD 5 (4.8%) 1 (2.0%) 0.41 (0–2.74) 0.67
Atrial fibrillation 25 (24%) 14 (28%) 1.24 (0.59-2.65) 0.69
Premorbid mRS       
Independent (mRS 0–2) 105 (100%) 50 (100%) N/A >0.99
NIHSS On admission       
Median (IQR) 11 (6–17) 10.5 (6–18) 0 (−2-2)  0.91
Oxfordshire       
TACI 33 (31%) 24 (48%)   
PACI 48 (46%) 22 (44%)    0.09
POCI 7 (6.7%) 1 (2.0%)  
LACI 17 (16%) 3 (6.0%)   
Imaging       
Large cortical 56 (53%) 32 (64%)   
Small cortical 6 (5.7%) 1 (2.0%)   
Hemispheric lacunar 6 (5.7%) 3 (6.0%)   
Brain stem 6 (5.7%) 0 0    0.49
Cerebellum 1 (1.0%) 0 0   
Hemispheric non cortical 12 (11%) 4 (8.0%)   
Other 1 (1.0%) 0 0   
  1. *Effect sizes expressed as H-L for continuous and OR for binary.