Table 1

Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) at night and during the day: demographics and risk factors

Stroke/TIA at night n=23Stroke/TIA during the day n=87
Age63.1 (13.4)58.0 (15.5)
male:female15:847:40
Body mass index28.4 (5.8)28.4 (7.6)
TIA:stroke8:1537:50
Hypertension14/2360/86
Blood pressure:*
Systolic147.2 (26.7)152.8 (19.6)
 Diastolic73.7 (14.7)85.7 (18.5)
Diabetes9/2324/85
Smoking (pack-years)175223
Hypercholesterolaemia12/2042/84
Coronary heart disease6/2223/87
Heart failure6/2117/82
Peripheral vascular disease4/2119/85
Aspirin treatment 8/2331/86
  • Values in parentheses are SD. Only one of the differences was significant. *At admission. At the time of TIA/stroke.