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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Status of prehospital delay and intravenous thrombolysis in the management of acute ischemic stroke in Nepal

Characteristics N (%)
Age < 60 74 (32.5)
> 60 154 (67.5)
Sex Male 121 (53.1)
Female 107 (46.9)
Arrival Early 46 (20.17)
Late 182 (79.83)
Time of onset 7 am-7 pm 153 (67.1)
7 pm-7 am 75 (32.9)
Day of onset Weekday 183 (80.3)
Holiday 45 (19.7)
Location Home 192 (84.2)
Outside home 36 (15.8)
Identification of stroke Yes 36 (15.8)
No 192 (84.2)
Facial palsy Yes 94 (41.2)
No 134 (58.5)
Visual disturbances Yes 23 (10.1)
No 205 (89.9)
Limb weakness Yes 154 (67.5)
No 74 (32.5)
Speech disturbances Yes 153 (67.1)
No 75 (32.9)
Sensory Yes 11 (4.8)
No 217 (95.2)
Headache Yes 39 (17.1)
No 189 (82.9)
Unconsciousness Yes 34 (14.9)
No 194 (57.9)
Response of symptoms Rush to emergency 96 (42.1)
Wait for symptoms to subside 132 (57.9)
Awareness of stroke treatment Yes 44 (19.3)
No 184 (80.7)
Presentation to ER Direct 101 (44.3)
Referral 127 (55.7)
Transportation Ambulance 70 (30.7)
Others 158 (69.3)
Traffic jam Present 107 (46.9)
Not present 121 (53.1)
Distance from hospital < 20 KM 82 (36)
> 20 KM 146 (64)
Education Above high school 34 (14.9)
Below high school 194 (85.1)
Income >  1 lacks per annum 106 (46.5)
<  1 lacks per annum 122 (53.5)
Hypertension Yes 128 (56.1)
No 100 (43.9)
Diabetes mellitus Yes 40 (17.5)
No 188 (82.5)
Smoking Yes 66 (28.9)
No 162 (71.1)
Alcohol consumption Yes 62 (27.2)
No 166 (72.8)
Coronary arterial disease Yes 21 (9.2)
No 207 (90.8)
History of stroke Present 27 (11.8)
Not present 201 (88.2)
Treatment R-tPA 30 (13.15)
Aspirin 198 (86.84)