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Table 1 Patient characteristics and general stroke care

From: Access, timing and frequency of very early stroke rehabilitation – insights from the Baden-Wuerttemberg stroke registry

Variable IS ICH
Patients, n 99.753 8.824
Female sex, % 50 49
Age, median (IQR) 76 (68, 83) 76 (68, 83)
NIHSS, median (IQR) 4 (2, 9) 7 (3, 14)
 Missing data on NIHSS at admission, % 16 18
Paresis at admission, % 66 67
 Missing data on paresis at admission, % 1 3
Aphasia at admission, % 30 35
 Missing data on aphasia at admission, % 3 9
Dysarthria at admission, % 40 42
 Missing data on dysarthria at admission, % 5 10
Level of stroke care, %   
 Center 23 30
 Regional 19 18
 Local 38 33
 Other 21 19
Admitting ward, %   
 Stroke unit 71 61
 Intensive care unit 8 23
 General ward 22 16
Pneumonia, % 5 10
Median length of stay in days (IQR) 9 (6, 13) 11 (7, 16)
  1. Information on arterial hypertenstion and hypercholesterolemia was not routinely documented over the entire study period and is therefore missing for N = 37,846 patients. Abbreviations: IQR interquartile range, NIHSS National Institutes of Health stroke scale