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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of TIA cohort according to HADS-depression scores

From: Depression and anxiety symptoms post-stroke/TIA: prevalence and associations in cross-sectional data from a regional stroke registry

  All patients, n (%) HADS depression scores P-value
0-7 8-10 ≥11
(N = 1,247) (n = 993) (n = 147) (n = 107)
Male 643 (51.6) 511 (51.5) 71 (48.3) 61 (57.0) 0.386
Age; median (IQR) 70.8 (10.9) 71.6 (10.7) 69.3 (11.1) 65.0 (10.6) <0.001
Caucasian 1167 (93.6) 932 (93.9) 138 (93.9) 97 (90.7) 0.280
Socioeconomic deprivation          <0.001
SIMD I (most deprived) 550 (44.1) 404 (40.7) 79 (53.7) 67 (62.6)
SIMD II 200 (16.0) 159 (16.0) 23 (15.7) 18 (16.8)
SIMD III 145 (11.6) 120 (12.1) 15 (10.2) 10 (9.4)
SIMD IV 141 (11.3) 124 (12.5) 8 (5.4) 9 (8.4)
SIMD V (least deprived) 195 (15.6) 174 (17.5) 18 (12.2) 3 (2.8)
Alcohol intake excessive 50 (4.0) 39 (3.9) 8 (5.4) 3 (2.8) 0.547
Current smoker 306 (24.5) 213 (21.5) 43 (29.3) 50 (46.7) <0.001
Co-morbidities          
Ischaemic heart disease 310 (24.7) 237 (23.9) 45 (30.6) 28 (26.2) 0.199
Heart failure 70 (5.6) 58 (5.8) 7 (4.8) 5 (4.7) 0.788
Diabetes 262 (21.0) 205 (20.6) 40 (27.2) 17 (15.9) 0.075
COPD 192 (15.4) 125 (12.6) 30 (20.4) 37 (34.6) <0.001
  1. Significant values after Bonferroni correction (P < 0.005) in bold. SIMD: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation-described as quintiles. IQR: inter-quartile range.