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Table 3 Comparison of demographics for patients followed-up and not-followed-up

From: Elevated blood viscosity is associated with cerebral small vessel disease in patients with acute ischemic stroke

  Followed-up patients (n = 41) Not-followed-up patients (n = 22) P value
Clinical findings    
 Age, years (mean ± sd) 65.1 ± 13.6 67.5 ± 13.7 0.496
 Male, n (%) 25 (61.0) 16 (72.7) 0.415
 Hypertension, n (%) 29 (70.7) 11 (50.0) 0.169
 Diabetes, n (%) 12 (29.3) 4 (18.2) 0.382
 Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 6 (14.6) 4 (18.2) 0.729
 Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 6 (14.6) 3 (13.6) 1.000
 Smoking, n (%) 15 (36.6) 9 (40.9) 0.790
Laboratory findings (mean ± sd)    
 Diastolic blood viscosity, mP 258.9 ± 72.5 226.6 ± 71.3 0.623
 Systolic blood viscosity, mP 41.4 ± 9.5 41.3 ± 18.1 0.284
 Hemoglobin, g/dL 14.2 ± 2.0 14.4 ± 1.7 0.598
 Hematocrit, % 41.5 ± 5.5 41.9 ± 4.3 0.333
 White blood cells, 103/μL 7.9 ± 3.1 7.5 ± 2.2 0.133
 Platelets, 103/μL 228 ± 48 237 ± 73 0.104
 Total protein, gm/dL 7.1 ± 0.4 6.9 ± 0.4 0.943
 Fibrinogen, mg/dL 332 ± 71 325 ± 87 0.591
 D-dimer, μg/dL 0.78 ± 1.25 0.63 ± 0.38 0.105
 BUN/Cr ratio 21.0 ± 7.2 20.4 ± 5.0 0.500
 Total cholesterol, mg/dL 167 ± 39 178 ± 36 0.943
 Low-density lipoprotein, mg/dL 102 ± 34 109 ± 30 0.760
 Triglycerides, mg/dL 117 ± 81 92 ± 40 0.091
  1. Abbreviations: sd standard deviation, BUN/Cr blood urea nitrogen-to-creatinine