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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of the patients

From: Carotid plaque rather than intima-media thickness as a predictor of recurrent vascular events in patients with acute ischemic stroke

  VE (n = 142) No VE (n = 337) P value
Age (years) 65.4 ± 10.9 62.7 ± 13.4 0.035
Male (%) 99 (70.2%) 166 (50%) <0.001
Height (cm) 162.2 ± 9.1 161.5 ± 839 0.525
Weight (kg) 63.7 ± 9.6 63.4 ± 11.3 0.825
BMI (kg/m2) 25.5 ± 14 24.9 ± 9.1 0.655
Hypertension (%) 86 (61.8%) 159 (54.1%) 0.077
Diabetes (%) 53 (38.1%) 62 (21.0%) <0.001
Dyslipidemia (%) 92 (67.1%) 202 (68.7%) 0.414
Smoking (%) 31 (22.3%) 59 (20.1%) 0.664
Territory infarction (%) 54 (38.8%) 127 (41.7%) 0.317
SBP (mmHg) 135.4 ± 22.7 133.1 ± 19.5 0.277
DBP (mmHg) 82.3 ± 14.6 81.9 ± 13.3 0.845
Pulse pressure (mmHg) 53.9 ± 16.7 51.5 ± 13.6 0.106
  1. BMI body mass index, CVA cerebrovascular accident, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure