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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients with TIA and controls

From: Headache in transient ischemic attacks

Characteristics Patients with TIA (n = 120) Controls (n = 192) Р value
Mean age 56.1 58.7 0.1
Male, n (%) 55 (45.8%) 69 (35.9%) 0.1
Current smoker, n (%) 38 (31.7%) 45 (23.4%) 0.1
Consumption of light alcoholic beverages, n (%) 5 (4.2%) 11 (5.7%) 0.7
Consumption of strong alcoholic beverages, n (%) 23 (19.2%) 18 (9.4%) 0.02
Arterial hypertension, n (%) 94 (78.3%) 108 (56.3%) < 0.001
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 10 (8.3%) 14 (7.3%) 0.9
Hyperglycemia n (%) 23 (19.2%) 26 (13.5%) 0.2
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 14 (11.6%) 7 (3.6%) 0.01
Body mass index > 25, n (%) 68 (56.7%) 118 (61.5%) 0.5
Low physical activity, n (%) 45 (37.5%) 28 (14.6%) < 0.001
Family history of stroke in first degree relatives, n (%) 53 (44.2%) 48(25.0%) 0.001
Peripheral artery disease, n (%) 2 (1.7%) 1 (0.5%) 0.7
Hypercholesterolemia, n (%) 56 (46.7%) 55 (28.6%) 0.002
Angina pectoris, n (%) 32 (26.7%) 18 (9.4%) < 0.001
Myocardial infarction, n (%) 11 (9.2%) 7 (3.6%) 0.07