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Table 6 Relation between modifiable risk factors and ischemic stroke severity and disability at presentation using NIHSS and mRS

From: Risk factors of acute ischemic stroke in patients presented to Beni-Suef University Hospital: prevalence and relation to stroke severity at presentation

Risk factor NIHSS mRS
Mean ± standard deviation P value Mean ± standard deviation P value
Hypertension
 Yes 11.05 ± 5.91 0.023* 3.80 ± 0.94 < 0.001*
 No 8.92 ± 5.48   3.19 ± 1.06
Diabetes mellitus
 Yes 9.43 ± 5.18 0.221 3.60 ± 0.97 0.927
 No 10.68 ± 6.12   3.55 ± 1.06
Smoking
 Yes 10.29 ± 6.37 0.766 3.57 ± 1.01 0.901
 No 10.21 ± 5.45   3.57 ± 1.05
Obesity
 Yes 10.15 ± 6.97 0.634 3.30 ± 1.17 0.211
 No 10.26 ± 5.68   3.61 ± 1
Cardio-embolic
 Yes 11.52 ± 6.64 0.085 3.75 ± 1.10 0.044*
 No 9.53 ± 5.21   3.47 ± 0.97
Carotid stenosis
 ≥ 50% 17.17 ± 6.31 0.011* 4.50 ± .55 0.017*
 < 50% 9.99 ± 5.67   3.53 ± 1.2
Dyslipidemia
 Yes 10.33 ± 5.88 0.834 3.28 ± 1.16 0.201
 No 10.13 ± 5.79   3.58 ± 1.01
  1. *P is significant if < 0.05