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Table 1 Demographics and clinical features of patients in the pre-intervention and post-intervention groups

From: Three easily-implementable changes reduce median door-to-needle time for intravenous thrombolysis by 23 minutes

VariablesPre-interventionPost-interventionOR (95% CI)p value
Age70 + 1671 + 170.745
Male44 (48.9)68 (50.0)1.04 (0.61–1.78)0.870
Hypertension62 (68.9)107 (78.7)1.67 (0.91–3.06)0.097
Diabetes22 (24.4)46 (33.8)1.58 (0.87–2.87)0.132
Hyperlipidemia29 (32.2)62 (45.6)1.76 (1.01–3.07)0.045
SBP ≥ 185/110 mmHg21(23.3)41 (30.1)1.44 (0.81–2.54)0.215
NIHSS14 (8–21)7 (4–16)< 0.001
NIHSS ≤49 (10.0)37 (27.2)3.36 (1.53–7.38)0.002
DNT63 (53–81)40 (29–53)< 0.001
DNT < 60 min42 (46.7%)111 (81.6%)5.08 (2.79–9.26)< 0.001
DNT < 45 min16 (17.8%)87 (64.0%)8.20 (4.31–15.3)< 0.001
  1. Data are n (%), mean ± standard deviation, or median (interquartile range)
  2. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, SBP Systolic blood pressure, NIHSS National Institues of Health Stroke Scale, DNT Door-to-needle time