alexa Gender comparisons of diagnostic evaluation for ischemic stroke patients.
Neurology

Neurology

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

Author(s): Smith MA, Lisabeth LD, Brown DL, Morgenstern LB, Smith MA, Lisabeth LD, Brown DL, Morgenstern LB

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Sixty-two percent of all stroke deaths in the United States occur in women. We compared diagnostic evaluations by gender in ischemic stroke patients in a biethnic, population-based study. METHODS: A random sample of patients with ischemic stroke identified between 2000 and 2002 by BASIC (Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi Project) were selected for this study (n = 381). Gender differences in the use of stroke diagnostic tests were assessed. Separate multivariable logistic regression models predicting diagnostic test use were constructed, adjusted for age, ethnicity, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, history of stroke, coronary artery disease, having a primary care provider, discharge disposition, modified Rankin Scale score at discharge, and insurance status. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 161 men and 220 women. Median age was 74.3 years. The respective proportions of males and females receiving any carotid artery evaluation were 71\% and 62\%; brain MRI, 43\% and 41\%; echocardiography, 57\% and 48\%; and EKG, 90\% and 86\%. Multivariable logistic models found that women were less likely to undergo echocardiography (odds ratio [OR] 0.64, CI: 0.42 to 0.98) and carotid evaluation (OR 0.57, CI: 0.36 to 0.91). There was no association of ischemic stroke subtype and gender to explain these results (p = 0.76). CONCLUSIONS: Despite controlling for explanatory variables, women with stroke were less likely to receive standard diagnostic tests vs men. Intervention is needed to increase access to quality stroke care for women. This article was published in Neurology and referenced in Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

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