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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Enrolled Subjects

From: Medication coaching program for patients with minor stroke or TIA: A pilot study

Characteristics Overall (n = 29) Intervention Arm (n = 19) Control Arm (n = 10)
Female 12 (41.4 %) 8 (42.1 %) 4 (40.0 %)
Median age (IQR) 61 (52–69) 61(55–70) 59 (47–67)
Race    
African American 13 (44.8) 10 (52.6) 3 (30)
White 16 (55.2) 9 (47.4) 7 (70)
NIHSS, median (IQR) 1(1–3) 2 (1–4) 1 (1–2)
Stroke type    
Ischemic stroke 24 (82.2) 17 (89.5) 7 (70.0)
TIA 4 (13.8) 2 (10.5) 2 (20.0)
ICH 1 (3.5) 0 1 (10.0)
Medical history (or risk factors)    
Prior stroke/TIA 10 (34.5) 7 (36.8) 3 (30.0)
Hypertension 22 (75.9) 16 (84.2) 6 (60.0)
Hyperlipidemia 20 (71.4) 14 (73.7) 6 (66.7)
Smoker 14 (48.3) 8 (42.1) 6 (60.0)
Diabetes 6 (20.7) 3 (15.8) 3 (30.0)
Atrial fibrillation 3 (10.3) 2 (10.5) 1 (10.0)
Number of discharge meds, median (IQR) 4 (3–6) 5 (3–6) 4 (2–6)
Health Insurance    
Yes 21 (72.4) 13 (68.4) 8 (80)
No 8 (27.6) 6 (31.6) 2 (20)
Health Insurance Type    
Public 7 (33.3) 4 (30.8) 3 (37.5)
Private 9 (42.9) 6 (46.2) 3 (37.5)
Public and private 5 (23.8) 3 (23.1) 2 (25.0)
Income meets basic needs    
More than adequately 4 (14.3) 3 (15.8) 1 (10.0)
Adequately 7 (25.0) 6 (31.6) 1 (10.0)
Somewhat 12 (42.9) 7 (36.8) 5 (50.0)
Not at all 5 (17.9) 3 (15.6) 2 (20.0)
Missing 1 (3.5) 0 1 (10.0)
  1. IQR = interquartile range; NIHSS = National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; TIA = transient ischemic attack; ICH = intracerebral hemorrhage; PCP = primary care provider.