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Table 1 Rates and demographic data for acute ischemic stroke, intravenous thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy and stroke unit treatment for the year 2016 and 2019 in Germany

From: Acute ischemic stroke care in Germany – further progress from 2016 to 2019

  2016 2019 p-Value
Ischemic strokes (ICD 163), n 227,687 225,531  
Age, mean ± SD 74.0 ± 4.8 74.2 ± 4.9 p < 0.001
Sex, male, n (%) 118,051 (51.8%) 118,755 (52.7%) p < 0.001
SUC overall, n (%) 164,270 (72,1%) 167,799 (74.4%) p < 0.001
 Age, mean ± SD 73.5 ± 4.8 73.6 ± 4.8 p < 0.001
 Sex, male, n (%) 87,223 (53,1%) 90,108 (53,7%) p < 0.001
 SU rate < 80 years, % 74,1% 76,1% p < 0.001
 SU rate ≥ 80 years, % 68,8% 72,9% p < 0.001
IVT overall, n (%) 33,916 (14.9%) 36,745 (16.3%) p < 0.001
 Age, mean ± SD 73.4 ± 4.7 73.6 ± 4.6 p < 0.001
 Sex, male, n (%) 17,502 (51,6%) 19,430 (52,9%) p < 0.001
 IVT rate < 80 years, % 15.2% 16,7% p < 0.001
 IVT rate ≥ 80 years, % 14.4% 15,9% p < 0.001
MT overall, n (%) 9795 (4.3%) 16,135 (7.2%) p < 0.001
 Age, mean ± SD 72.6 ± 4.8 74.2 ± 4.9 p < 0.001
 Sex, male, n (%) 4653 (47,5%) 7332 (45,4%) p = 0.002
 MT rate < 80 years, % 4.6% 7.0% p < 0.001
 MT rate ≥ 80 years, % 3.8% 7.3% p < 0.001
  1. Legend: Percentage values are based on all patients with ICD code I63
  2. ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, SUC Stroke unit care, IVT Intravenous thrombolysis, MT Mechanical thrombectomy, SD Standard deviation