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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Conventional craniotomy versus conservative treatment in patients with minor spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in the basal ganglia

  Surgery group (n=27) Conservative treatment (n=27) P value
Age (years) 0.897*
 Median (IQR; range) 51 (47,61; 41–75) 55 (49,62; 40–74)  
Sex 0.190
 Male 19 (70%) 23 (85%)  
 Female 8 (30%) 4 (15%)  
Time between ictus and emergency room 0.156*
 Median (IQR; range) 3.0 (2.0,5.0; 1–8) 4.0 (3.0,7.0; 1–23)  
Glasgow Coma Score 0.946
 5–8 7 (26%) 6 (22%)  
 9–12 14 (52%) 15 (56%)  
 13–15 6 (22%) 6 (22%)  
mRS    0.129
 4 22 (82%) 17 (63%)  
 5 5 (18%) 10 (37%)  
Localizing arm    0.418
 Weak 2 (7%) 5 (19%)  
 Paralyzed 25 (93%) 22 (81%)  
Localizing leg    0.715
 Weak 5 (18%) 4 (15%)  
 Paralyzed 22 (82%) 23 (85%)  
Medical history  
 Hypertension 22 (82%) 19 (70%) 0.340
 On antihypertensive drugs 19 (70%) 16 (59%) 0.393
 Diabetes mellitus 2 (7%) 4 (15%) 0.665
 Previous myocardial infarction 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1.000
 Previous stroke 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 1.000
Prognostic score 0.715§
 Mean (SD) 28.9 (27.37) 31.8 (29.12)  
Prognostic score category 1.000
 Poor 13 (48%) 13 (48%)  
 Good 14 (52%) 14 (52%)  
  1. For continuous variables, data are median (IQR; range) and mean (SD); for categorical variables, data are number (%). mRS, Modified Rankin Score, IQR, Interquartile range, SD, Standard deviation
  2. χ2 test; Continuous corrected χ2 test; *Mann-Whitney test; §Student’s t test