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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of inpatients by types of stroke, inpatient data 2006–2013

From: Costs of hospitalization for stroke from two urban health insurance claims data in Guangzhou City, southern China

Characteristics % or mean ± standard deviation
Overall
n = 114,872
IS
n = 86,126
SAH
n = 1736
ICH
n = 11,928
TIA
n = 7298
Other strokes
n = 7784
Gender (%)
 Male 54.2 53.8 44.9 60.8 52.0 52.5
 Female 45.8 46.2 55.1 39.2 48.0 47.5
Age (years) 71.7 ± 11.8 72.5 ± 10.9 60.3 ± 17.1 67.1 ± 14.8 71.2 ± 12.1 73.5 ± 11.6
 18 ≤ Age < 45 2.4 1.4 16.9 8.0 2.6 1.8
 45 ≤ Age < 65 21.8 20.4 38.1 29.4 24.9 18.1
 65 ≤ Age < 75 28.2 29.0 21.1 26.0 26.8 25.3
 75 ≤ Age < 80 21.4 22.2 12.1 17.0 19.3 23.1
 ≥ 80 26.3 27.0 11.8 19.7 26.4 31.7
Comorbidities (%)
 None 48.3 46.7 72.3 61.0 45.1 43.8
 Coronary heart disease 13.9 14.4 7.0 7.1 19.4 16.3
 Hypertension 45.6 46.7 24.9 36.0 47.5 49.9
 Diabetes 17.7 18.9 6.6 9.3 17.0 19.9
 Alzheimer’s disease 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.9
 Parkinson’s disease 1.7 1.8 0.4 0.9 1.7 2.1
 Mental disorder 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1
 Chronic kidney disease 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.3
Insurance type (%)
 UEBMI 92.3 92.3 91.7 91.9 93.6 92.4
 URBMI 7.7 7.7 8.3 8.1 6.4 7.6
ICU admission (%) 0.2 0.1 2.2 1.0 0.0 0.1
Referral from other hospitals (%) 1.8 1.8 3.5 2.9 0.2 1.3
Readmission in 15 days (%) 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.7
Length of stay (days) 26.7 ± 55.3 25.1 ± 52.7 25.2 ± 34.4 41.0 ± 73.2 11.7 ± 11.0 36.9 ± 72.1
 < 10 27.0 26.5 29.6 20.0 48.1 22.8
 10 ≤ Days< 20 43.1 45.6 29.3 28.9 43.2 41.3
 ≥ 20 29.9 28.0 41.1 51.1 8.6 36.0
Hospital level (%)
 Primary 9.5 9.5 3.0 7.2 4.3 19.6
 Secondary 30.4 29.7 18.7 26.5 33.8 43.3
 Tertiary 60.1 60.8 78.3 66.3 61.9 37.1
  1. IS Ischaemic stroke, SAH Subarachnoid haemorrhage, ICH Intracerebral haemorrhage, TIA Transient ischaemic attack, UEBMI Urban Employee-based Basic Medical Insurance scheme, URBMI Urban Resident-based Basic Medical Insurance scheme