Table 1:

Comparison of baseline demographic features of 88 patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms with and without lacunar infarcta

Lacunar Infarct Present (n = 59)Lacunar Infarct Absent (n = 29)P Value
Mean age (yr) (SD)72 (13.4)68 (17.5).30
Median NIHSS (IQR)6.5 (5)2 (5).16
Median days to follow-up (IQR)2.5 (3)2 (5.5).60
Male sex33 (56%)11 (38%).17
Cardiovascular risk factors
    Hypertension39 (66%)12 (41%).04b
    Diabetes15 (25%)1 (3%).02b
    Atrial fibrillation8 (14%)1 (3%).26
    Coronary artery disease13 (22%)4 (14%).40
    Hyperlipidemia23 (39%)6 (21%).10
    Smoking6 (10%)1 (3%).27
  • a All values are No. (%) unless otherwise specified.

  • b Statistically significant.