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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population stratified by ischemic stroke

From: IL6 trans-signaling associates with ischemic stroke but not with atrial fibrillation

Baseline clinical characteristics Ischemic stroke
(n = 203)
No ischemic stroke
(n = 2990)
Male (%) 116 (57.1) 1309 (43.8)
Hypertension (%) 45 (22.2) 440 (14.7)
Hyperlipidemia (%) 6 (3.0) 103 (3.4)
Diabetes mellitus (%) 10 (4.9) 76 (2.5)
Atrial fibrillation (%) 5 (2.5) 23 (0.8)
Smoking (%) 56 (27.9) 589 (20.0)
Anticoagulant treatment (%) 1 (0.5) 11 (0.4)
BMI 26.5 (24.4–28.6) 26.0 (23.7–28.8)
Systolic blood pressure 143.5 (130.5–156.5) 134.5 (120.5–150)
Diastolic blood pressure 88 (81–94.5) 82.5 (76–90)
Glucose 5.2 (4.8–5.7) 5.2 (4.8–5.6)
LDL 4.1 (3.4–4.7) 3.8 (3.2–4.5)
B/T ratio 1.60 (1.56–1.63) 1.58 (1.55–1.61)
  1. Continuous variables are presented as median (IQR). BMI is expressed as kg/m2, blood pressure as mm Hg, glucose and LDL as mmol/L. Missing data: Smoking (n = 40), LDL (n = 37), and blood pressure (n = 3)