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Table 1 Patient Baseline Demographic and Clinical Characteristics by Hospital

From: Resource utilization and outcome at a university versus a community teaching hospital in tPA treated stroke patients: a retrospective cohort study

   Total Community University P
   (N = 206) (N = 127) (N = 79)  
Age; mean ± stdev 68 ± 15.8 69 ± 15.8 66 ± 15.9 .147
Sex, male; n, (%) 111 (54) 67 (53) 44 (56) .681
Race, Caucasian; n, (%) 179 (87) 109 (86) 70 (89) .358
Pre-Stroke mRS; Median (IQR) 1 (0-2) 1 (0-2) 0 (0-1) .001
Pre-tx NIHSS;Median (IQR) 13 (8-17) 13 (8-17) 14 (8-17) .867
Intracranial Hemorrhage**; n, (%) 37 (18) 24 (19) 13 (16) .712
t-PA time*; mean ± stdev 155 ± 33 157 ± 31 151 ± 36 .185
Baseline stroke risk factors n, (%)
   Prior Stroke 34 (17) 23 (18) 11 (14) .431
   Diabetes 44 (21) 28 (22) 16 (20) .760
   Hypertension 142 (69) 92 (72) 50 (63) .168
   High cholesterol 66 (32) 41 (32) 25 (32) .924
   Hx of coronary artery disease 65 (32) 41 (32) 24 (30) .775
   Hx of congestive heart failure 20 (10) 13 (10) 7 (9) .746
   Hx of atrial fibrillation 58 (28) 34 (27) 24 (30) .576
   Smoking w/in 1 year 51 (25) 31 (24) 20 (25) .883
  1. *Time, in minutes, from stroke onset to tPA bolus administration.
  2. **Defined as any intracranial hemorrhage at any time point during the index hospitalization.
  3. Abbreviations: mRS = modified estimated Rankin Scale; NIHSS = estimated National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.