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Table 2 Distribution of risk factors among atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic groups

From: Frequency and risk factors of carotid artery disease among ischemic stroke patients in the south Egypt: hospital-based study

  Non-atherosclerotic patients (n = 66)
Number (%)
Atherosclerotic patients
(n = 119)
Number (%)
p-value
Age 60.2 ± 10.3 64.99 ± 9.11 0.001**
 < 60 years 45 (68.2%) 28 (23.5%) < 0.001**
 > 60 years 21 (31.8%) 91 (76.5%)
Gender    
 Male 38 (57.6%) 104 (87.4%)  < 0.001**
 Female 28 (42.4%) 15 (12.6%)
DM 17 (25.8%) 54 (45.4%) 0.009**
Hypertension 27 (40.9%) 89 (74.8%) 0.001**
Ischemic heart disease 20 (30.3%) 41 (34.5%) 0.565
Dyslipidemia 19 (28.7%) 84 (70.6%)  < 0.001**
Smoking 20 (30.3%) 71 (59.7%)  < 0.001**
NIHSS 11.74 ± 4.91 11.97 ± 4.99 0.769