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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Factors contributing to post-stroke health care utilization and costs, secondary results from the life after stroke (LAST) study

 Intervention group (n = 186)Control group (n = 194)
Predisposing variables
 Age (years), mean (SD)
  y, mean (SD)71.7 (11.9)72.3 (11.3)
 Age
  ≥ 80 – n (%)44 (23.7)53 (27.3)
 Gender
  Female – n (%)82 (44.1)67 (34.5)
Enabling variables
 Living alone – n (%)56 (30.1)51 (26.3)
Need variables
 MAS, mean (SD)a41.8 (6.9)41.7 (7.4)
 Gait speed mean (SD)a1.29 (0.55)1.36 (0.60)
 MMSE, mean (SD)a27.9 (2.32)28.0 (2.30)
 HADS, mean (SD)a6.6 (5.3)7.2 (6.1)
 Barthel, mean (SD)a96.3 (7.4)96.1 (9.2)
 mRS, mean (SD)1.45 (1.08)1.44 (1.10)
 EQ-5D-5 L, mean (SD)a0.83 (0.16)0.83 (0.17)
Costs
 Grand total, mean (SD)23,126 (30780)20,412 (32114)
 Grand total ex intervention, mean (SD)21,646 (32114) 
 Hospital, mean (SD)9453 (16936)9201 (13199)
Out-patients’, mean (SD)2325 (3430)1796 (1829)
In-patients’ day, mean (SD)203 (609)214 (866)
In-patients’, mean (SD)6925 (15413)7191 (12814)
 Primary care, mean (SD)9551 (20748)8491 (23792)
Home care, mean (SD)6117 (15101)6054 (18222)
Nursing home, mean (SD)3434 (12270)2437 (10970)
 Physiotherapists, mean (SD)3169 (3366)1667 (3412)
 Physiotherapists ex intervention, mean (SD)1689 (3166) 
 GP’s, mean (SD)953 (847)1053 (947)
  1. aResults from the pooled data. SD Standard Deviation, MAS Motor Assessment Scale, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS A and D), mRS modified Rankin Scale; modified Rankin Scale (mRS), Health Related Quality of Life (EQ-5D-5 L)