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Table 1 Characteristics and circumstances of 202 patients with ACS and 243 patients with stroke

From: Prehospital paths and hospital arrival time of patients with acute coronary syndrome or stroke, a prospective observational study

  ACS (N = 202) Stroke (N = 243)
N (%)b N (%)b
Men 133 (65.8) 122 (50.2)
Age, mean (SD) 63.3 (13.1) 69.4 (12.9)
Location when having symptomsa
 At home 146 (72.3) 188 (77.7)
 Public place 47 (23.3) 39 (16.1)
 Other 9 (4.5) 15 (6.2)
Other person present when having symptomsa
 Nobody 59 (29.2) 69 (28.6)
 Partner 110 (54.5) 116 (48.1)
 Family, friends or acquaintances 23 (11.4) 35 (14.5)
 Other 10 (5.0) 21 (8.7)
Person who sought medical advicea
 Patient 112 (57.4) 69 (28.4)
 Partner 47 (24.1) 80 (32.9)
 Family, friends or acquaintances 17 (8.7) 57 (23.5)
 Other 19 (9.7) 37 (15.2)
  1. a≤ two missings
  2. bNumber and percentage, unless otherwise stated