Table 1: Demography of young and old patients with cerebral infarction, based on patient history recorded on admission.

Young patients ( 𝑛 = 1 0 0 )Old patients ( 𝑛 = 1 1 1 7 )P

Age (mean)40.8 (SD 7.6)73.4 (SD 11.8)
Females28 (28.0)494 (44.2).002
Males72 (72.0)623 (55.8)
Married62 (62.6)631 (57.8).40
Employed81 (85.3)236 (22.0)<.001
Prior cerebral infarction4 (4.0)179 (16.2)<.001
Myocardial infarction4 (4.0)155 (13.9).003
Angina pectoris4 (4.0)160 (14.4).002
Mechanic aortic valve5 (5.0)21 (1.9).05
Peripheral artery disease3 (3.0)89 (8.1).08
Hypertension27 (27.0)598 (53.8)<.001
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation2 (2.0)104 (9.4).009
Chronic atrial fibrillation0 (0.0)105 (9.46)<.001
Diabetes mellitus10 (10.0)163 (14.8).23
Migraine14 (17.7)149 (19.4).88
Prior depression15 (18.3)185 (22.8).41
Current smoking41 (44.1)249 (23.6)<.001
Never smoking38 (40.9)439 (41.6)
Quitted smoking14 (15.1)368 (34.9)

Data are expressed as mean or n (%). SD: standard deviation.