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Table 1 Comparisons of clinical data between matched South-African (SA) (n = 73) and German (GE) patient samples (n = 73)

From: Motor and functional recovery after stroke: a comparison between rehabilitation settings in a developed versus a developing country

Parameters SA n = 73 GE n = 73 p-value
Age in years: mean (SD) 63.4 (10.0) 63.9 (9.2) 0.15a
Gender: male: n (%) 28 (38.4) 28 (38.4) 1.00b
Female: n (%) 45 (61.6) 45 (61.6)
Urinary incontinence: n (%) 11 (15.1) 22 (30.1) 0.03 b
Dysarthria: n (%) 25 (34.2) 39 (53.4) 0.02 b
Aphasia: n (%) 15 (20.5) 20 (27.4) 0.35b
TSO median days (q1 – q3) 21 (15–31) 20 (16–27) 0.32c
  1. apaired T-test, bMc-Nemar test, cWilcoxon signed rank test, TSO: time since stroke onset, IQR: Interquartile range, p-values < 0.05 are in bold.