Table 1

Ischaemic stroke: includes the ICD-10 diagnosis codes: DI639, DI649, DI632, DI453 and DI634

Baseline characteristics (n=1412)
Male, n (%)797 (56.0)
Age, years, mean (SD)72.8 (7.7)
TIA, n (%)562 (39.8)
Ischaemic stroke, n (%)849 (60.2)
Hypertension, n (%)825 (58.4)
Heart failure (ejection fraction <40%), n (%)20 (1.4)
Diabetes, n (%)202 (14.3)
Claudication, n (%)67 (4.8)
Current smoker, n (%)345 (24.6)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg, mean (SD)150 (21.3)
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg, mean (SD)81 (12.2)
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD)26.1 (4.5)
HgbA1c, mmol/mol, mean (SD)40.8 (8.8)
Total cholesterol, mmol/L, mean (SD)5.12 (1.26)
Statins, n (%)493 (34.9)
Aspirin, n (%)361 (26.6)
Dipyridamole, n (%)32 (2.3)
Anticoagulation therapy, n (%)11 (0.78)
Clopidogrel, n (%)125 (8.9)
  • Reported medication was before stroke.

  • BMI, body mass index; HgA1c, hemoglobin A1c; TIA, transient ischaemic attack with symptoms <24 hours.