Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study subjects

CharacteristicsAcute ischaemic stroke (N=520)
Age (mean±SD)69.9±11.1
 34–70 (%)269 (51.7)
 ≥70 (%)251 (48.3)
Gender (%)
 Male331 (63.7)
 Female189 (36.3)
History of risk factors (%)
 Hypertension361 (69.4)
 Diabetes mellitus151 (29.0)
 Hyperlipidaemia278 (53.5)
 Atrial fibrillation56 (10.8)
 Smoking181 (34.8)
 Alcohol consumption134 (25.8)
Season* (%)
 Warm (April–September)281 (54.0)
 Cold (October–March)239 (46.0)
  • *Time-related variables were based on the time of stroke symptom onset.