Table 2

Self rated health status and self rated health transition among stroke patients up to three years after the event, n (%)

Three months
Full sampleSubsamples for matched pairs testsOne yearTwo yearsThree years
(n = 561)(n = 356)(n = 97)(n = 86)(n = 356)(n = 97)(n = 86)
*Wilcoxon matched pairs signed ranks test. The three months data of those who also participated in the one, two, and three year interview are given separately.
Self rated health status
Excellent27 (4.8)14 (3.9)3 (3.1)3 (3.5)21 (5.9)6 (6.2)5 (5.8)
Very good104 (18.5)67 (18.8)21 (21.6)19 (22.1)53 (14.9)10 (10.3)15 (17.4)
Good198 (35.3)128 (36.0)34 (35.1)31 (36.0)140 (39.3)36 (37.1)31 (36.0)
Fair149 (26.6)99 (27.8)26 (26.8)23 (26.7)89 (25.0)28 (28.9)26 (30.2)
Poor83 (14.8)48 (13.5)13 (13.4)10 (11.6)53 (14.9)17 (17.5)9 (10.5)
p* (versus three months)0.900.111.00
Self rated health transition
Much better16 (2.9)14 (3.9)7 (7.2)8 (9.3)43 (12.1)4 (4.1)4 (4.7)
Somewhat better47 (8.4)28 (7.9)6 (6.2)5 (5.8)103 (28.9)28 (28.9)18 (20.9)
About the same183 (32.6)122 (34.3)27 (27.8)27 (31.4)114 (32.0)51 (52.6)44 (51.2)
Somewhat worse197 (35.1)129 (36.2)39 (40.2)29 (33.7)68 (19.1)9 (9.3)17 (19.8)
Much worse118 (21.0)63 (17.7)18 (18.6)17 (19.8)28 (7.9)5 (5.2)3 (3.5)
p* (versus three months)<0.01<0.01<0.01