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Table 4 Post-stroke visits and expenditure on acupuncture treatment within one year in stroke patients in 2000–2008 by medical condition

From: An investigation of the use of acupuncture in stroke patients in Taiwan: a national cohort study

  Medical visits Medical expenditure
  n Mean ± SD p-value Mean ± SD p-value
Rehabilitation <0.0001   <0.0001
 No 17,087 4.8 ± 6.3   157 ± 206  
 Yes 25,701 7.6 ± 8.4   256 ± 292  
Diabetes mellitus 0.02   0.01
 No 29,983 6.5 ± 7.8   218 ± 268  
 Yes 12,805 6.3 ± 7.7   211 ± 259  
Hypertension 0.77   0.93
 No 15,290 6.5 ± 7.8   216 ± 269  
 Yes 27,498 6.5 ± 7.7   216 ± 263  
Hyperlipidemia 0.35   0.98
 No 37,503 6.5 ± 7.8   216 ± 266  
 Yes 5285 6.4 ± 7.6   216 ± 259  
MI   0.14   0.15
 No 42,037 6.5 ± 7.8   216 ± 266  
 Yes 751 6.1 ± 7.0   204 ± 240  
Renal dialysis 0.0002   <0.0001
 No 42,500 6.5 ± 7.8   217 ± 266  
 Yes 288 5.1 ± 6.1   161 ± 220  
Length of stay, days <0.0001   <0.0001
 1–5 12,172 5.0 ± 6.5   168 ± 220  
 6–9 10,499 5.7 ± 7.1   187 ± 234  
 10–14 6605 6.7 ± 7.9   217 ± 262  
 15–19 3465 7.6 ± 8.4   246 ± 276  
  ≥20 10,047 8.5 ± 8.9   295 ± 321  
Type of Stroke <0.0001   <0.0001
 Hemorrhage 10,714 7.4 ± 8.5   253 ± 296  
 Ischemia 30,155 6.3 ± 7.5   207 ± 256  
 Other 1919 4.7 ± 6.3   154 ± 200  
  1. MI, myocardial infarction