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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of 3522 cases with ICH and 35,173 controls (matched on age and sex) from North Jutland, Viborg and Aarhus counties, Denmark, 1991–2003

From: Liver cirrhosis, other liver diseases, and risk of hospitalisation for intracerebral haemorrhage: A Danish population-based case-control study

  Cases Controls
No. 3522 35,173
Age, years* 67 (18–89) 67 (18–89)
Sex   
-Men (%) 1852 (52.6) 18,492 (52.6)
-Women (%) 1670 (47.4) 16,681 (47.4)
Discharge diagnosis:   
Cirrhosis (%)† 23 (0.7) 44 (0.1)
Other non-cirrhotic alcoholic liver diseases (%)† 23 (0.7) 41 (0.1)
Other non-cirrhotic non-alcoholic liver diseases (%)† 14 (0.4) 119 (0.3)
Hypertension (%)† 586 (16.6) 2563 (7.3)
Diabetes mellitus (%)† 220 (6.3) 1252 (3.6)
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema (%)† 130 (3.7) 1119 (3.2)
Prescription for:   
Antihypertensive drugs (%)# 1603 (45.5) 13,107 (37.3)
Insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs (%)# 245 (7.0) 1715 (4.9)
Platelet inhibitors (%)# 414 (11.8) 2463 (7.0)
High-dose aspirin (%)# 319 (9.1) 2117 (6.0)
Oral anticoagulants (%)# 173 (4.9) 558 (1.6)
Statins (%)# 134 (3.8) 1324 (3.8)
Other lipid-lowering drugs (%)# 23 (0.7) 148 (0.4)
Hormone replacement therapy (%)# 396 (11.2) 4107 (11.7)
  1. *Mean (range)
  2. †A discharge diagnosis before the admission for ICH.
  3. #Received at least one prescription within 90 days (platelet inhibitors, high-dose aspirin, oral anticoagulants), ever received at least one prescription (insulin and hypoglycemic drugs, statins, other lipid-lowering drugs, hormone replacement therapy) or ever received at least three prescriptions (antihypertensive drugs).