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Table 2 Characteristics of stroke patients according to rehabilitation treatment setting

From: Regional gaps in the provision of inpatient rehabilitation services for the elderly in Israel: Results of a national survey

Characteristic Total In-hospital Ambulatory No rehabilitation P
rehabilitation rehabilitation
(N = 238) (N = 46) (N = 137)
Age (years) 78.3 77.3 78.4 79.9 0.007
Fully dependent at baseline 14.7 9.2% 20% 22.6% <0.001
Mobile (Y/N)* 95.7% 97.6% 95.3% 92.6% 0.09
Dementia documented 11% 5.9% 8.7% 20.6% <0.001
Living in a nursing home 4.3% 1.7% 0.0% 10.2% <0.001
NIHSS mean 9.6 9.6 7.1 10.3 0.019
NIHSS median (range) 8 8 (1–25) 5 (1–26) 8 (1–31) 0.267
  1. *Including mobility with assistance.
  2. NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.