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Table 1 Baseline descriptions for the four allocation groups; the number of participants is shown within each group, with the associated percentage across all four allocation groups

From: A multi-centre, UK-based, non-inferiority randomised controlled trial of 4 follow-up assessment methods in stroke survivors

   Allocation group
Postal Online Face-to-face Telephone Total (n = 2074)
Total   525 (25%) 515 (25%) 521 (25%) 513 (25%)  
Sex Female 233 (44%) 238 (46%) 231 (44%) 230 (45%) 932 (45%)
Male 292 (56%) 277 (54%) 290 (56%) 283 (55%) 1142 (55%)
Age Standard deviation 73.9 (12.9) 72.6 (13.4) 72.6 (13.4) 72.6 (13.3) 73 (13.2)
Stroke severity Non-mild 245 (47%) 272 (53%) 265 (51%) 250 (49%) 1032 (50%)
Moderate to severe 280 (53%) 243 (47%) 256 (49%) 263 (51%) 1042 (50%)
Thrombolysis No 428 (82%) 422 (82%) 429 (82%) 421 (82%) 1700 (82%)
Yes 81 (15%) 73 (14%) 73 (14%) 79 (15%) 306 (15%)
Missing 16 (3%) 20 (4%) 19 (4%) 13 (3%) 68 (3%)
Modified Rankin 0 97 (18%) 93 (18%) 98 (19%) 100 (19%) 388 (19%)
1 89 (17%) 82 (16%) 97 (19%) 95 (19%) 363 (18%)
2 55 (10%) 59 (11%) 61 (12%) 60 (12%) 235 (11%)
3 80 (15%) 84 (16%) 75 (14%) 73 (14%) 312 (15%)
4 52 (10%) 49 (10%) 55 (11%) 46 (9%) 202 (10%)
5 34 (6%) 27 (5%) 22 (4%) 26 (5%) 109 (5%)
Missing 118 (22%) 121 (23%) 113 (22%) 113 (22%) 465 (22%)
Aphasia No 148 (28%) 147 (29%) 153 (29%) 153 (30%) 601 (29%)
Yes 53 (10%) 49 (10%) 55 (11%) 46 (9%) 203 (10%)
Missing 324 (62%) 319 (62%) 313 (62%) 314 (62%) 1297 (63%)
Stroke classification Cerebral infarct 467 (89%) 466 (90%) 449 (86%) 459 (89%) 1841 (87%)
Cerebrovascular haemorrhage 50 (10%) 44 (9%) 64 (12%) 46 (9%) 204 (10%)
Stroke—not specified 7 (1%) 5 (1%) 7 (1%) 8 (2%) 27 (1%)
Missing 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 41 (2%)
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