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Table 1 Non-parametric Wilcoxon-Mann–Whitney associations between the absolute and percentage systolic diameter changes before the proximal shoulder of the atherosclerotic plaque and patient characteristics

From: Wall motion in the stenotic carotid artery: association with greyscale plaque characteristics, the degree of stenosis and cerebrovascular symptoms

Patient characteristic Significance (p-value)
Absolute diameter change Percentage diameter change
Age 0.44 0.33
Sex 0.96 0.68
Hypertension 0.45 0.34
Hypercholesterolaemia 0.54 0.41
Ischaemic heart disease 0.94 0.90
Diabetes mellitus 0.31 0.28
Previous TIA/stroke 0.16 0.32
Smoking 0.34 0.49
Alcohol 0.29 0.47
Family history of stroke 0.35 0.41
  1. Age was dichotomized using the median of the dataset as a cut-off value.