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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants (N = 105)

From: Quality of acute ischemic stroke care at a tertiary Hospital in Ghana

Characteristic Frequency Percent (%)
Social factors
 Age, years (mean ± SD) 65 ± 12  
 Male gender 40 38.1
 Female gender 65 61.9
 National Health Insurance Scheme coverage 69 65.7
 Non- National Health Insurance Scheme coverage 36 34.3
Vascular risk factors
 Hypertension 93 88.6
 Diabetes mellitus 40 38.1
 Previous stroke 13 12.4
 Dyslipidemia 8 7.6
 Previous TIA 5 4.8
 Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter 3 2.9
 Smoking 2 1.9
Stroke severity on admission
 GCS 13–15 (mild) 59 56.2
 GCS 9–12 (moderate) 26 24.8
 GCS 3–8 (severe) 20 19.0