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Table 1 Sex differences in clinical characteristics and risk factors among patients with low TC level and atherosclerotic stroke

From: Sex differences in outcomes after stroke among patients with low total cholesterol levels: a large hospital-based prospective study

Characteristics Total Men Women P
Cases, n (%) 1587 1272 (29.5) 315 (15.1)
Age, year, mean (SD) 64.41 (11.40) 64.17 (11.42) 65.40 (11.28) 0.087
OCSP, n (%)
 PACI 895 (56.4) 728 (57.2) 167 (53.0) 0.177
 TACI 83 (5.2) 62 (4.9) 21 (6.7) 0.201
 LACI 104 (6.6) 81 (6.4) 23 (7.3) 0.549
 POCI 505 (31.8) 401 (31.5) 104 (33.0) 0.006
Stroke severity
 Mild 1093 (68.9) 889 (69.9) 204 (64.8) <0.001
 Moderate 367 (23.1) 289 (22.7) 78 (24.8) 0.442
 Severe 127 (8.0) 94 (7.4) 33 (10.5) 0.071
Neurological functiona
 NIHSS 5 (7) 5 (7) 6 (7) 0.006
 BI 60 (50) 65 (50) 55 (50) 0.004
 mRS 3 (2) 3 (2) 3 (2) 0.007
Risk factors, n (%)
 Hypertension 1162 (73.2) 908 (71.4) 254 (80.6) 0.001
 Diabetes 472 (29.7) 366 (28.8) 106 (33.7) 0.090
 Atrial fibrillation 71 (4.5) 52 (4.1) 19 (6.0) 0.135
 Artery stenosis 416 (26.2) 341 (26.8) 75 (23.8) 0.279
 Obesity 157 (9.9) 100 (7.9) 57 (18.1) <0.001
 Current smoking 669 (42.2) 628 (49.4) 41 (13.0) <0.001
 Alcohol drinking 339 (21.4) 335 (26.3) 4 (1.3) <0.001
  1. OCSP Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project, TACI total anterior circulation infarct, PACI partial anterior circulation infarct, POCI posterior circulation infarct, LACI lacunar infarct, NIHSS National Institute of Health stroke scale, BI Barthel index, mRS modified Rankin scale
  2. aData were presented as median with interquartile range