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Table 5 Distribution of atherosclerotic ischemic stroke risk factors among people in the south of Egypt in comparison to different regions

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

  DM Hypertension Dyslipidemia Smoking
Our study 75.4% 83% 68.4 71.9%
Cairo [18] 38% 76% 62% 50%
Assiut [3, 26] 38.6% 66%   
North of Egypt (%) [12] 27.6% 38%   
Pakistan [20] 37% 59%   24%
Caucasians [25] 28% 72% 19% 56%
Hispanics [25] 50% 70% 15%  
Asians [25] 37% 75% 9%  
African Americans [25] 31% 97% 16% 59%