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Table 1 Demographics of patients readmitted and not readmitted for infections, gastrointestinal and immobility complications within one year of incident stroke hospitalisation discharge

From: Temporal trends and risk factors for readmission for infections, gastrointestinal and immobility complications after an incident hospitalisation for stroke in Scotland between 1997 and 2005

  Total Not Readmitted Readmitted % readmitted
  (n = 51182) (n = 43435) (n = 7747) (overall 15.1)
Age group (years):     
<55 6909 (13.5) 6294 (14.5) 615 (7.9) 8.9
55 – 64 8238 (16.1) 7293 (16.8) 945 (12.2) 11.5
65 – 74 13909 (27.2) 11832 (27.2) 2077 (26.8) 14.9
75 – 84 15413 (30.1) 12655 (29.1) 2758 (35.6) 17.9
85+ 6713 (13.1) 5361 (12.3) 1352 (17.5) 20.1
Sex:     
Men 24754 (48.4) 21170 (48.7) 3584 (46.3) 14.5
Women 26428 (51.6) 22265 (51.3) 4163 (53.7) 15.8
Socioeconomic status:     
1 (least deprived) 6805 (13.3) 5855 (13.5) 950 (12.3) 14.0
2 8398 (16.4) 7149 (16.5) 1249 (16.1) 14.9
3 10265 (20.1) 8727 (20.0) 1538 (19.8) 15.0
4 11797 (23.1) 9934 (22.8) 1863 (24.1) 15.8
5 (most deprived) 13060 (25.5) 10942 (25.2) 2118 (27.3) 16.2
Missing 857 (1.7) 828 (2.0) 29 (0.4)  
Comorbidity:     
No comorbidity 12724 (24.9) 11432 (26.2) 1292 (16.7) 10.2
Diabetes 5946 (11.6) 4862 (11.2) 1084 (14.0) 18.2
Cancer 3569 (7.0) 2904 (6.7) 665 (8.6) 18.6
Respiratory disease 4270 (8.3) 3338 (7.7) 932 (12.3) 21.8
Heart failure 3321 (6.5) 2570 (5.9) 751 (9.7) 22.6
Peripheral arterial disease 3078 (6.0) 2492 (5.7) 586 (7.6) 19.0
Atrial fibrillation 7429 (14.5) 6145 (14.1) 1284 (16.6) 17.3
Essential hypertension 15824 (30.9) 13428 (30.9) 2396 (30.9) 15.1
Renal failure 1481 (2.9) 1130 (2.6) 351 (4.5) 23.7
Coronary heart disease 10133 (19.8) 8255 (19.0) 1878 (24.2) 18.5
Rheumatic/Valvular heart disease 1561 (3.1) 1284 (2.9) 277 (3.6) 17.7
Depression 1261 (2.5) 1023 (2.4) 238 (7.1) 18.9
Parkinsonism 493 (1.0) 386 (1.0) 107 (1.4) 21.7
Dementia 1987 (3.9) 1586 (3.7) 401 (5.2) 20.2
Alcohol misuse 2562 (5.0) 2021 (4.7) 541 (7.0) 21.2
Infections 8609 (16.8) 6675 (15.4) 1934 (25.0) 22.5
Immobility 8021 (15.7) 6312 (14.5) 1709 (22.1) 21.3
Gastrointestinal 12527 (24.5) 9715 (22.4) 2812 (36.3) 22.4
Discharge destination:     
Home 40129 (78.4) 34057 (78.4) 6072 (78.4) 15.1
Care/Nursing 10225 (20.0) 8712 (20.1) 1513 (19.5) 14.8
Other 183 (0.4) 152 (0.3) 31 (0.4) 16.9
Missing 645 (1.3) 514 (1.2) 131 (1.6)  
Length of stay (days):     
1 – 7 14100 (27.6) 12519 (28.8) 1581 (20.4) 11.2
8 – 14 9047 (17.7) 7735 (17.8) 1312 (16.9) 14.5
15 – 21 5248 (10.3) 4434 (10.2) 814 (10.5) 15.5
22 – 28 3532 (6.9) 2911 (6.7) 621 (8.0) 17.6
29+ 19255 (37.6) 15836 (36.5) 3419 (44.1) 17.8
Year of discharge:     
1997 – 1999 17083 (33.4) 14602 (33.6) 2481 (32.0) 14.5
2000 – 2002 17648 (34.5) 14954 (34.4) 2694 (34.8) 15.3
2003 – 2005 16451 (32.1) 13879 (32.0) 2572 (33.2) 15.6