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Table 3 Frequency of different degrees of carotid atherosclerosis among the study population

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

  Extracranial stenosis < 70%
(n = 75)
Extracranial stenosis
 ≥ 70% (n = 44)
p-value
Age group    
 < 60 years 26 (34.7%) 2 (4.5%)  < 0.001
 ≥ 60 years 49 (65.3%) 42 (95.5%)
Sex    
 Male 61 (81.3%) 43 (97.7%) 0.009
 Female 14 (18.7%) 1 (2.3%)
DM 25 (33.3%) 29 (65.9%) 0.001
Hypertension 46 (61.3%) 43 (97.7%)  < 0.001
Ischemic heart disease 17 (22.7%) 24 (54.5%)  < 0.001
Dyslipidemia 45(60%) 39 (88.6%) 0.001
Smoking 38 (50.7%) 33 (75%) 0.009
NIHSS (mean ± SD) 12.12 ± 2.6 11.80 ± 1.7 0.533