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Table 3 Comparison between patients with good and poor outcomes regarding the demographic and baseline clinical and radiological characteristics

From: Evaluation of inflammatory markers and mean platelet volume as short-term outcome indicators in young adults with ischemic stroke

Clinical dataPatients with good outcome (n = 6)Patients with poor outcome (n = 27)P value
Age (years), mean ± SD37.33 ± 6.4036.22 ± 7.730.70
Female/male, n (%)3 (50)/3 (50)11 (40)/16 (60)0.95
Prior vascular risk factors, n (%)
 Hypertension1 (16)2 (7)0.47
 Diabetes1 (16)1 (3)0.28
 Cardiac disease3 (50)10 (37)0.53
 Smoking4 (66)8 (29)0.56
 Dyslipidemia3 (50)9 (33)0.49
 Hyperuricemia1 (16)1 (3)0.82
Time interval from onset to presentation (hours), mean ± SD13.67 ± 6.5313.48 ± 5.510.92
NIHSS on admission, median (range)7 (4–10)12 (8–16)< 0.01**
Infarction territory, n (%)
 ACA0 (0)1 (3)0.13
 MCA4 (75)23 (88)
 PCA2 (25)3 (9)
Infarction side, n (%)
 Right5 (84)12 (44)0.08
 Left1 (16)15 (56) 
Infarction size (cm), mean ± SD2.25 ± 0.95.07 ± 1.830.04*
  1. NIHSS National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, ACA anterior cerebral artery, MCA middle cerebral artery, PCA posterior cerebral artery
  2. *P value < 0.05 is significant
  3. **P value < 0.01 is highly significant