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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Prevalence, predictors and outcome of carotid stenosis: a sub study in the Preventive Antibiotics in Stroke Study (PASS)

  ICA stenosis < 50%
(n = 1203)
ICA stenosis ≥ 50%
(n = 277)
Age (mean with standard deviation) 70.70 (± 12.5) 72.47 (± 10.8)
Hypertension 52.99% 61.01%
Hypercholesterolemia 26.7% 32.4%
Smoking 60.1% 70.3%
Gender (male) 56.8% 69.0%
NIHSS (median, IQR) 4 (3–7) 6 (4–12)
Thrombolysis 36.7% 43.3%
Pre-stroke modified Rankin Scale (median, IQR) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
Modified Rankin Scale after 90 days (median, IQR) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–4)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 6.5% 11.9%
Atrial fibrillation 12.6% 12.0%
Myocardial infarction 12.0% 16.6%
Peripheral vascular disease 7.1% 11.6%