Table 2.

Similarity of baseline deficits: NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) components by stroke onset to treatment (onset-to-treatment time [OTT]) strata and treatment group

CharacteristicsPatients having NIHSS component with abnormal score >1, %*
OTT 0–90 minOTT 91–180 min
rt-PAPlacebort-PAPlacebo
* Patients may have more than one abnormal component.
rt-PA = recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator.
No. of patients157145153167
Level of consciousness31233536
Best gaze56584651
Best visual61654857
Ataxia61057
Sensory67726171
Best language57494854
Dysarthria80858185
Extinction and inattention57635359
Average motor (face, arm, leg)73756377