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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for old and young women with stroke.

From: Heterogeneity among women with stroke: health, demographic and healthcare utilization differentials

  Old (Age ≥ 60) Young (Age < 60) Test of significant difference between cohorts
N = 1715 N = 664
Mean SD Mean SD Chi-square/T statistic P value
Demographic/lifestyle characteristics       
Age 74.93 7.76 49.06 9.12   
Black 0.17 0.37 0.24 0.43 16.77 < .0001
South 0.42 0.49 0.46 0.50 4.14 0.0373
Married 0.25 0.43 0.33 0.47 13.62 0.0001
Family size 1.67 1.05 2.26 1.39 − 11.18 < .0001
Smoker 0.46 0.50 0.53 0.50 9.33 0.0019
Days of alcohol 4.28 27.37 3.32 17.52 0.73 0.463
Sleep 7.50 2.04 6.72 2.16 8.09 < .0001
Health services utilization       
BP check 0.96 0.19 0.91 0.28 28.38 < .0001
Chol check 0.93 0.26 0.81 0.39 66.2 < .0001
RX 0.95 0.21 0.89 0.31 31.94 < .0001
Office visits 4.06 2.33 4.29 2.69 − 2.05 0.0407
ER visits 0.77 1.12 1.13 1.49 − 6.38 < .0001
Surgeries 1.77 0.45 1.74 0.47 1.44 0.1501
Speak to provider 0.92 0.28 0.84 0.36 27.1 < .0001
Regular care facility 0.98 0.13 0.98 0.13 0.01 0.9146
Health status       
Hypertension 0.92 0.28 0.91 0.28 0.11 0.7216
Diabetes 0.29 0.45 0.26 0.44 2.89 0.0999
Cholesterol 0.66 0.47 0.47 0.50 70.06 < .0001
BMI 28.15 7.03 30.97 8.97 − 7.93 < .0001
Hopeless 0.05 0.23 0.11 0.32 24.52 < .0001
Worthless 0.06 0.23 0.09 0.29 12.04 0.0002
sad 0.07 0.25 0.13 0.34 23.04 < .0001
Quality of life       
Stroke problems 0.27 0.44 0.31 0.46 3.72 0.0493
Functional limitation 0.89 0.32 0.78 0.41 42.27 < .0001
Chronic conditions 0.99 0.08 1.00 0.06 0.51 0.4804