Table 2

Population characteristics

Stroke survivorsPatients by third partyAll
NPer centMeanMedianSDNPer centMeanMedianSDNPer centMeanMedianSD
Sex
 Females4074359843100542
 Males3383578456112248
 No sex info212229122110
 Total95713912348
Age at stroke (years)
 Females2374938*122944463*22531465122
 Males1934044*143795658*20572505319
 No sex info5111371205143712
 Total48140*1367360*2111545220
Side of stroke
 Right104241352023921
 Left73171812625423
 No info264593695463356
 Total4416851126
Years since stroke
 Females1442052581024021.404
 Males1402043090.7034491.103
 No sex info81102283101
 Total3651.8*045690.8*039341.203
N posts/participant
 Females1133852810047223
 Males11333521212217223
 No sex info213221213
 Total955†9*33113915*21023467222
Social class
 Not stated344631975
 Working (no info on job type)181634
 1.High managerial/professional293612314135
 1.1 Large employer/high managerial8513
 1.2 Higher professionals21728
 2 Lower managerial/professional212612313329
 3 Intermediate occupations14175131916
 4 Small employers/self-employed12.51322
 5Lower supervisory/technical451354
 6 Semiroutine occupations12.53843
 7 Routine occupations9114111311
 Total4416851126
Third party usersFemale carersMale carersNo sex info carersAll
NPer cent
Sons and daughters7355121642248281859
Partners2623153280031523
Grandchildren425842610765
Parents4860041524
Siblings27384197544
Relatives383
Friends272
Professionals111
Total8521902731391
  • *Indicates p<0.05.

  • †Analysis excluded two survivors (1 female and 1 male) who contributed with 4932 and 978 posts, respectively.