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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for patients discharged to four care categories

From: Comparisons of readmissions and mortality based on post-discharge ambulatory follow-up services received by stroke patients discharged home: a register-based study

  No services (n = 2605) Rehab (n = 689) Home nursing (n = 535) Nursing with rehab (n = 898)  
Variable Mean, IQR (%) p-value
ICD-10,%
 I60 4.0 2.4 2.8 1.0 < 0.001
 I61 8.8 16.8 9.3 11.5  
 I63 83.4 77.9 82.6 83.4  
 I64 3.8 2.9 5.3 4.1  
LOS stroke 12.2 (9) 21.6 (19) 14.5 (13) 16.4 (13) < 0.001
Male,% 59.8 44.4 40.9 35.4 < 0.001
Age 66.5 (19) 80.0 (14) 78.3 (16) 83.1 (11) < 0.001
LOS previous year 0.4 (0) 0.7 (0) 1.8 (0) 2.0 (0) < 0.001
Comorbidities 0.2 (0) 0.2 (0) 0.4 (1) 0.5 (1) < 0.001
% with ADL score > 0 10.4 44.6 69.0 78.4  
ADL score 2.6 (0) 12.5 (24) 20.9 (32) 26.9 (19) < 0.001
Disability pension,% 24.9 30.9 39.6 27.7 < 0.001
Income,c%
  < €20,000 18.8 23.8 27.8 24.3 < 0.001
 €20,000-31,000 21.8 32.9 34.8 37.3  
 €31,000-41,000 21.5 24.4 23.4 22.3  
  > €41,000 37.9 18.9 14.0 16.1  
Education,%
 Primary 23.8 33.0 37.0 35.3 < 0.001
 Secondary 42.0 43.5 43.6 46.4  
 Tertiary 34.2 23.5 19.4 18.3  
Within 14 days,%
 GP visit 44.2 4.1 3.4 0.8 < 0.001
Within 365 days,a%
 Long-term care 1.3 34.3 8.7 35.5 < 0.001
 Readmitted 12.3 26.4 24.5 25.6 < 0.001
 Dead 5.9 22.7 12.2 29.3 < 0.001
Within 90 days,b%
 Readmitted 6.5 11.8 11.2 10.4 < 0.001
 Dead 1.8 8.0 3.7 11.8 < 0.001
  1. LOS Length of stay, IQR Interquartile range for continuous variables
  2. aData period 01.01.2009–31.12.2013
  3. bData period 01.01.2009–30.09.2014
  4. c€1 = NOK9.75