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Table 2 Univariate correlation of 28 independent variables with mortality or satisfactory outcome (dependent variables) or both

From: Early mortality and functional outcome after acute stroke in Uganda: prospective study with 30 day follow-up

Independent variables associated with at least one dependent variable, P < 0.05
 Social demographics
  Age
  Marital statusa
 Physical examination and neurological assessment
  Fever (≥37.5 °C)a
  Initial level of consciousnessa
  Stroke severity at admission
  Disability at admission
 Laboratory investigations
  Fasting blood sugar
  White blood cell count
Independent variables not associated with at least one dependent variable, P > 0.05
 Social demographics
  Sexa
  Educationa
 Pre-existing stroke risk factors
  Smokinga
  Alcohol consumptiona
  History of hypertensiona
  History of diabetes mellitusa
  History of heart diseasea
  History of stroke/transient ischemic attacka
 Physical examination and neurological assessment
  Irregular pulsea
  Blood pressure at admission (≥140/90 mmHg)a
  Abnormal cardiovascular examinationa
  Abdominal obesitya
 Laboratory investigations
  Total cholesterol
  Low density lipoprotein cholesterol
  High density lipoprotein cholesterol
  Triglycerides
  Rapid plasma reagina
  HIVa
  ESRa
  Imaging investigations (CT scan)
  Stroke subtypea
  1. aDichotomous variables, HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate