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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics in Phase A (control) and Phase B (patient held record)

From: Improving stroke patients' care: a patient held record is not enough

  Phase A Phase B P-value+
Total number of subjects N 165 87 -
Mean age (range) 78 (53-93) 79 (46-98) 0.62*
Sex n (%)    
Male 61 (37.0) 38 (43.7)  
Female 104 (63.0) 49 (56.3) 0.30
Race n (%)    
White 151 (91.5) 72 (82.8)  
Non-white 14 (8.5) 15 (17.2) 0.04
Living conditions n (%)    
Alone 79 (47.9) 33 (37.9)  
Not alone/institutionalised 86 (52.1) 54 (62.1) 0.13
Last employment n (%)    
Manual 73 (58.9) 41. (52.6)  
Non-manual 51 (41.1) 37 (47.4) 0.38
Pre-stroke Barthel n (%)    
0.14 31 (18.8) 16 (18.4)  
15-19 55 (33.3) 30 (34.5)  
20 79 47.9) 41 (47.1) 0.98
Pre-stroke extended ADL n (%)    
< 6 58 (35.2) 32 (36.8)  
6-17 54 (32.7) 29 (33.3)  
18-22 53 (32.1) 26 (29.9) 0.93
Ward on admission n(%)    
General medical 56 (33.9) 43 (49.4)  
Geriatric 109 (66.1) 44 (50.6) 0.02
  1. + Chi-squared or Fisher's Exact Test * T-test