TableĀ 1

Characteristics of the two treatment groups

Working hours (n=54)Evenings and weekends (n=56)
Median (IQR) age, years67.5 (20)68.5 (19)
Hypertension52.2%46.4%
Diabetes19.6%12.7%
Hyperlipidemia37%39.3%
Current smoking*23.4%10.7%
Atrial fibrillation*22.2%37.5%
Median baseline NIHSS score17 (10)17 (8)
Median baseline ASPECTS score8 (2)8 (2)
Ipsilateral cervical ICA occlusion20.1%17.9%
Intracranial ICA occlusion29.6%22%
Proportion treated with intravenous tPA56.3%57.1%
  • *p<0.05.

  • ASPECTS, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score; ICA, internal carotid artery; NIHSS, NIH Strok Scale; tPA, tissue plasminogen activator.