Table 1

Baseline characteristics at the time of ischaemic stroke

Patients with ischaemic stroke
n=555
Mean age, years (SD)65.1 (14.7)
Age range, years18–97
Women, n (%)226 (40.7)
Smoking
Yes, n (%)140 (25.2)*
Former, n (%)228 (41.1)*
Alcohol, n (%)337 (60.7)†
Drugs
Yes, n (%)9 (1.6)*
Former, n (%)8 (1.4)*
Cardiovascular history
Hypertension, n (%)306 (55.1)†
Hypercholesterolaemia, n (%)225 (40.5)†
Diabetes, n (%)84 (15.1)*
Ischaemic stroke (including TIA), n (%)137 (24.7)†
Intracerebral haemorrhage, n (%)13 (2.3)*
Subarachnoid haemorrhage, n (%)10 (1.8)*
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, n (%)0 (0)*
Coronary artery disease, n (%)81 (14.6)†
Atrial fibrillation, n (%)79 (14.2)†
Peripheral artery disease, n (%)43 (7.7)*
Other history
Malignancy, n (%)95 (17.1)*
NIHSS
 Median (range)4 (0–25)*
  • *<1% missings.

  • †1–2.5% missings.

  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; n, number; NIHSS, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.