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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with LI and NLI based on DWI (n = 398)

From: Clinical presentation and diffusion weighted MRI of acute cerebral infarction. The Bergen Stroke Study

  LI NLI P
  n % n %  
Male 69 63.9 176 60.7 .64
Age (mean) 66.5 years 67.7 years .46
NIHSS score on admission (mean) 3.3 5.1 .004
Atherosclerosis 9 8.3 54 18.7 .013
Cardiac embolism 6 5.6 81 28.0 < .001
Small vessel disease 67 62.0 4 1.4 < .001
LACS 66 61.1 45 15.5 *
PACS 19 17.6 144 49.8 *
TACS 0 0 46 15.8 *
POCS 23 21.3 55 18.9 *
  1. * P < .001 (Pearson chi-square test)
  2. LI: lacunar infarction
  3. NLI: none-lacunar infarction
  4. DWI: diffusion weighted imaging
  5. NIHSS: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale
  6. LACS: lacunar syndrome
  7. PACS: partial anterior circulation syndrome
  8. TACS: total anterior circulation syndrome
  9. POCS: posterior circulation syndrome