Table 4:

Clinical characteristics of the local treatment cohorts

Carotid Stenting (n = 134)Carotid Endarterectomy (n = 66)
Mean age (yr) (SD)72.2 (8.5)69 (8.8)
Women28.4 (38/134)22.7 (15/66)
Risk factors
    Coronary artery disease45.5 (61/134)18.2 (12/66)
    Diabetes30.6 (40/134)43.9 (29/66)
    Hypertension88.1 (118/134)68.2 (45/66)
    Current smoking32.1 (43/134)31.8 (21/66)
Qualifying event
    Retinal events18.7 (25/134)16.7 (11/66)
    TIA32.7 (44/134)39.4 (26/66)
    Stroke29.9 (40/134)25.7 (17/66)
    Asymptomatic18.7 (25/134)18.2 (12/66)