Table 1

Patient characteristics according to onset-to-door time

Onset-to-door time
Characteristic0–1 h>1–3.5 h>3.5–6 h>6–24 h>24 hp Value
Demographic
 Age (N=802)65 (±15.77)68.72 (±16.65)64.61 (±18.05)64.49 (±17.93)60.14 (±16.88)<0.001
 Gender (female) (N=800)55 (48)133 (53)55 (58)90 (64)115 (57)0.15
Mode of arrival (N=803)<0.001
 Ambulance93 (81)178 (71)48 (51)61 (44)55 (27)
 Private transport22 (19)74 (29)47 (49)79 (56)146 (73)
 Referral type (N=789)<0.001
Self-presentation114 (99)202 (80)73 (77)89 (64)113 (57)
 GP0 (0)30 (12)14 (15)41 (30)85 (42)
 Nursing home1 (1)13 (5)4 (4)8 (6)2 (1)
Diagnosis (N=803)<0.001
 Stroke49 (42)92 (37)32 (34)50 (35)36 (18)
 TIA17 (15)48 (19)13 (14)24 (17)35 (17)
 Neurology non-stroke33 (29)78 (31)31 (32)41 (30)94 (47)
 Medical admission16 (14)34 (13)19 (20)25 (18)36 (18)
  • Continuous variables are presented as mean±SD.

  • Categorical variables are presented as absolute values with percentages, n (%).

  • GP, general practitioner; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.