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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for patients with and without GP visits within 14 days post-discharge

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 GP within 14 days (n = 1899) GP within 14 days (n = 1161)  
Variable Mean, IQR (%) p-value
ICD-10,%
 I60 3.6 4.2 0.15
 I61 9.6 7.3  
 I63 82.8 84.4  
 I64 4.0 4.1  
LOS stroke 14.3 (12) 9.7 (7) < 0.001
Male,% 55.8 57.4 0.39
Age 69.3 (20) 67.1 (20) < 0.001
LOS previous year 0.6 (0) 0.4 (0) 0.22
Comorbidities 0.2 (0) 0.2 (0) 0.18
% with ADL score > 0 25.7 11.2 < 0.001
ADL score 7.3 (17) 2.7 (0) < 0.001
Disability pension,% 26.9 27.9 0.55
Income,c%
  < €20,000 21.7 17.6 < 0.01
 €20,000-31,000 24.3 23.6  
 €31,000-41,000 21.8 21.8  
  > €41,000 32.2 37.0  
Education,%
 Primary 25.1 25.2 0.95
 Secondary 40.9 41.2  
 Tertiary 30.6 31.7  
Within 365 days,a%
 Home nursing 37.1 10.0 < 0.001
Within 14–365 days,a%
 Long-term care 3.2 1.0 < 0.001
 Readmitted 13.2 11.8 0.30
 Dead 7.6 4.5 < 0.01
Within 14–90 days,b%
 Readmitted 5.6 5.0 0.49
 Dead 1.8 1.3 0.29
  1. LOS Length of stay, GP General practitioner, 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