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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of 475 stroke patients and 104 controls in the second item-selection phase and the Stroke-PROM validation phase

From: Development and validation of a patient-reported outcome measure for stroke patients

Characteristics Stroke patients Controls χ 2 P
Sex (n (%))     
Male 283 (59.6) 49 (47.1) 5.418 0.020
Female 192 (40.4) 55 (52.9)   
Age (n (%))     
≤45 55 (11.6) 24 (23.1) 13.626 0.001
45–65 230 (48.4) 54 (51.9)   
≥65 190 (40.0) 26 (25.0)   
Marital status (n (%))     
Married 398 (83.8) 86 (82.7) 0.075 0.784
Unmarried, divorced or widowed 77 (16.2) 18 (17.3)   
Highest education level completed (n (%))     
Primary school or lower 183 (38.5) 43 (41.3) 2.870 0.412
Junior high school 144 (30.3) 37 (35.6)   
Senior high school 88 (18.5) 15 (14.4)   
College or higher 60 (12.6) 9 (8.7)