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Table 1 Background characteristics of controls and stroke cases

From: Clinical significance of plasma VEGF value in ischemic stroke - research for biomarkers in ischemic stroke (REBIOS) study

  Controls Cases p-Value
  n = 171 n = 171  
Age, years, mean ± SD 68.1 ± 10.1 68.3 ± 10.1 0.84
Male, n (%) 115 (67.3) 115 (67.3) 1.00
Risk factors    
Hypertension, n (%) 72 (42.1) 132 (77.2) <0.001
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 88 (51.5) 100 (58.5) 0.19
Diabetes, n (%) 11 (6.4) 54 (31.6) <0.001
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 0 (0) 59 (34.5) <0.001
Smoking, n (%) 36 (21.1) 96 (56.1) <0.001
Alcohol, n (%) 98 (57.3) 75 (43.9) 0.01