Table 1: Baseline anthropometric and clinical characteristics of subjects included in the study.

Stroke
( )
Controls
( )

Sex, females, (%)50 (34.5)50 (34.5)NSa
Age (years) NS
BMI (kg/m2) NS
Atrial fibrillation, (%)31 (21)8 (6)<0.001
Ischemic heart disease, (%)37 (26)17 (12)0.004
Current smoking, (%)52 (36)41 (28)NS
Arterial hypertension, (%)104 (72)76 (52)0.001
Diabetes mellitus, (%)40 (28)23 (16)0.023
Hypercholesterolemia, (%)102 (70)74 (51)0.001

NS: nonsignificant.
Continuous variables were compared by -test and categorical variables by test.