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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Effects of external irradiation of the neck region on intima media thickness of the common carotid artery

Demographic characteristics/Risk factors Patient group
(n = 19)
Control group
(n = 19)
Age, years (mean ± SD) 47.8 ± 17.4 47.8 ± 17.6
Max 22 22
Min 71 73
   ≤ 52 years   
   Number of Subjects (%) 11 (57.9) 11 (57.9)
   ≥ 53 years   
Number of Subjects (%) 8 (42.1) 8 (42.1)
Sex   
   Female   
Number of Subjects 9 (47.4) 9 (47.4)
Age, years (mean ± SD) 54 ± 17.8 54.3 ± 18.1
Max 23 23
Min 71 73
   Male   
Number of Subjects 10 (52.6) 10 (52.6)
Age, years (mean ± SD) 42.3 ± 15.9 42 ± 15.9
Max 22 22
Min 71 70
Risk factors (%)   
   No risk factor 5 (26.3) 6 (31.6)
   At least one risk factor 14 (73.7) 13 (68.4)
   Current smoker 4 (21) 4 (21)
   Smoking past 3 (15.8) 3 (15.8)
   Hypertension 4 (21) 5 (26.3)
   Hypercholesterolemia 4 (21) 2 (10.5)
   Hypertriglyceridemia 2 (10.5) 3 (15.8)
   Family history of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease 5 (26.3) 8 (42.1)
   Diabetes mellitus 1 (5.3) 3 (15.8)
   Overweight/Obesity 10 (52.6) 8 (42.1)
Therapy (%)   
   No therapy 15 (79%) 14 (73.7%)
   Antidiabetic therapy 1 (5.2%) 0
   Lipid-lowering drugs 2 (10.5%) 1 (5.2%)
   Anti-hypertensive drugs 4 (21%) 5 (26.3%)