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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke: constructing episodes of care using hospital claims data

  TIA Ischaemic stroke
Number of subjects 2443 2439
Age at admission (years)   
Mean (± SD) 85.0 (± 6.4) 85.3 (± 6.2)
Median (IQR) 85.7 (82.8–88.6) 86.1 (83.2–88.7)
Male gender (%) 1263 (51.7%) 1224 (50.2%)
Died during index separation (%) 18 (0.7%) 344 (14.1%)
Died within 60 days of index separation (%) 106 (4.3%) 584 (23.9%)
Number of subjects with another separation within 60 days (% discharged alive) 782 (32.2%) 1323 (63.1%)
Time between separations (days), median (IQR) 2 (0 – 15) 0 (0 – 0)