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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Elevated circulating metalloproteinase 7 predicts recurrent cardiovascular events in patients with carotid stenosis: a prospective cohort study

Clinical history and characteristicsSymptomatic (n = 23)Asymptomatic (n = 8) Controls (n = 26) 
Age, years (SD)67.3 (16.0)66.3 (22.5)p = .466.8 (3.0)P = .4
Male (%)15 (65)6 (75)p = .316 (62)P = .3
Hypertension (%)17 (74)6 (75)p = .60 
Diabetes mellitus (%)8 (35)2 (10)p = .60 
Prediabetes (%)1 (4)2 (25)p = .120 
Coronary disease (%)7 (30)1 (12)p = .40 
Tobacco (%)12 (52)7 (87)p = .10 
Previous stroke/TIA (%)4 (17)2 (25)p = .50 
BMI, kg/m2 (SD)27.5 (1.1)29.2 (1.3)p = .7N/A 
Grade of ipsilateral stenosis % (SD)82.6 (16.2)85.0 (14.2)p = .6N/A 
Grade of contralateral stenosis % (SD)37.4 (25.0)35.0 (23.2)p = .7N/A 
Medication
 Statins (%)13 (57)7 (87)p = .40 
 Anti-aggregants (%)11 (48)7 (87)p = .040 
 Anti-coagulants (%)01 (12)p = .020 
Blood analysis
 Leukocytes, 109/l (SD)7.69 (0.43)7.50 (0.73)p = .4N/A 
 Platelets, 109/l (SD)210.3 (10.1)210.7 (13.5)p = .5N/A 
 ESR, mm/h (SD)10.86 (1.30)4.83 (1.25)p = .03N/A 
 hs-CRP, mg/l (SD)1.94 (0.41)1.38 (0.74)p = .3N/A 
 LDL cholesterol, mg/dl (SD)102.3 (6.2)80.0 (10.0)p = .04N/A 
 HDL cholesterol, mg/dl (SD)44.3 (2.4)49.7 (5.8)p = .8N/A 
 Triglycerides, mg/dl (SD)119.4 (14.5)134.6 (27.4)p = .6N/A 
  1. SD standard deviation, TIA transient ischemic attack, BMI body mass index, N/A not applicable, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, hs-CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, unk unknown, N/A: not applicable. Data are expressed as the total number (percentage) or mean (standard deviation)