Table 2

Characteristics of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus and their general population comparators who were diagnosed with incident stroke 2003–2013

General populationSystemic lupus
N304126
Female, %68.178.6
Age at stroke diagnosis, mean (SD)73.3 (12.0)68.4 (15.6)
Minimum, maximum age at stroke32, 9620, 93
Type of stroke, n (%)
 Ischaemic stroke228 (75.0)99 (78.6)
 Intracerebral haemorrhage37 (12.2)11 (8.7)
 Subarachnoid haemorrhage17 (5.6)5 (4.0)
 Unspecified22 (7.2)11 (8.7)
Deceased within 3 months of stroke diagnosis, n (%)41 (13.5)24 (19.0)