Table 1

Clinical and demographic characteristics between patients with PSD and those with non-PSD

VariablePSD group(n=121)Non-PSD group(n=131)Statistics valueP value
Age (years)64.54 (9.86)65.53 (9.32)0.8190.413*
Gender (male/female)49/7273/585.8410.016†
Education level (years)5.82 (4.79)7.82 (4.60)3.3910.001*
BMI23.23 (3.13)24.21 (2.78)2.6500.009*
HDRS21.79 (6.37)5.31 (3.90)−24.555<0.001*
MMSE23.88 (5.01)25.11 (4.79)1.9930.047*
Vascular risk factors (%)
Hypertension55 (45.45)76 (58.02)3.9760.046†
Coronary heart disease6 (4.96)6 (4.58)0.0200.888†
Diabetes mellitus23 (19.01)37 (28.24)2.9580.085†
Hypercholesterolaemia6 (4.96)7 (5.34)0.0190.890†
Active smokers34 (28.10)46 (35.11)1.4290.232†
Alcohol consumption28 (23.14)29 (22.14)0.0360.849†
Neurological function
NIHSS4.70 (4.48)4.02 (3.72)−1.3050.193*
mRS2.03 (1.34)2.05 (1.59)−0.1030.918*
BI71.40 (27.75)75.84 (25.34)1.3260.186*
  • Data reported as mean (SD) and ratio.

  • *Two-independent sample t-test.

  • †χ2 test.

  • BI, Barthel Index; BMI, body mass index; HDRS, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale; MMSE, Mini-Mental State Examination; mRS, modified Rankin Scale; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; non-PSD, non-poststroke depression; PSD, poststroke depression.