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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic profile of study participants

From: Clinical, lifestyle, socioeconomic determinants and rate of asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis in stroke free Pakistanis

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS Frequency in patients with ICAD 69 (34.5%) n (%) Frequency in patients with no ICAD 131 (65.5%) n (%)
Age (Years)   
Mean (SD) 38.6 (15.1) 36.31 (15)
Gender   
Males 36(52.2%) 65(49.6%)
Females 33 (47.8%) 66 (50.4%)
Ethnicity   
Urdu speaking 28 (40.7%) 46 (35%)
Pathan 17 (24.6%) 26 (19.8%)
Sindhi 6 (8.7%) 23 (17.6%)
Balochi 4 (5.8%) 11 (8.4%)
Punjabi 7 (10.1%) 8 (6.1%)
Others 7 (10.1%) 17 (13%)
Education  
Illiterate 16 (23.2%) 30(22.9%)
Madressa 6 (8.7%) 13 (10%)
Primary 9 (13%) 11 (8.4%)
Secondary 12 (17.4%) 45 (34.4%)
Graduate and above 26(37.7%) 32 (24.4%)
Occupation  
Employed 26 (37.7%) 30 (23%)
Unemployed 3 (4.3%) 12 (9.2%)
Retired 2 (2.9%) 4 (3.1%)
Housewife 23 (33.3%) 60 (45.8%)
Laborer 5 (7.2%) 9 (6.9%)
Business and others 10 (14.5%) 16 (12.2%)
Socio-economic status  
Low 24 (34.8%) 42 (32.1%)
Middle 16 (23.2%) 51 (38.9%)
High 29 (42%) 38 (29%)
Indications for MRI  
Headache 34 (49.3%) 71 (54.2%)
Dizziness 0 8 (6.1%)
Headache & dizziness 1 (1.4%) 9 (7%)
Tremors 1 (1.4%) 4 (3.1%)
Seizures 3 (4.3%) 4 (3.1%)
Others 32 (46.5%) 35 (26.5%)
City of residence  
Karachi 25 (36.2%) 51 (39%)
Quetta 9 (13%) 20 (15.2%)
Hyderabad 10 (14.5%) 15 (11.4%)
Gilgit 8(11.5%) 9 (6.8%)
Other cities 17 (24.6%) 36 (27.4%)