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Table 1 Demographics of patients with and without prenotification

From: Effect of prehospital notification on acute stroke care: a multicenter study

  Prenotification (n = 727) No prenotification (n = 201) p-value
Male 469 (64.5 %) 104 (51.7 %) 0.001
Mean age, years 69.0 ± 15.1 70.6 ± 16.2 0.204
Past history
 Prior ischemic stroke 112 (15.4 %) 39 (19.4 %) 0.174
 Hypertension 426 (58.6 %) 113 (56.2 %) 0.545
 Hypercholesterolemia 72 (9.9 %) 33 (12.4 %) 0.001
 Cardiac disease 167 (23.0 %) 69 (34.3 %) 0.001
 Chronic renal disease 11 (1.5 %) 6 (3.0 %) 0.229
 Diabetes mellitus 140 (19.3 %) 46 (22.9 %) 0.255
 Malignancy 35 (4.8 %) 12 (6.0 %) 0.508
 Alcohol intake in last 2 years 32 (4.4 %) 8 (4.0 %) 0.795
 Smoking in last 2 years 78 (10.7 %) 15 (7.5 %) 0.172
 Median NIHSS score 16 (9–22) 12.5 (8–18) 0.081
Stroke type
 Hemorrhagic stroke 250 (34.4 %) 66 (32.8 %) <0.001
 Ischemic stroke 433 (59.6 %) 105 (52.2 %)  
 Transient ischemic attack 44 (6.1 %) 30 (14.9 %)  
  1. Values are a number (percentage) or mean ± standard deviation