Table 2: Presence of carotid plaques in 73 AS patients between 35 and 50 years without cardiovascular events, diabetes mellitus, or chronic kidney disease who were categorized according their relative risk (RR) chart score.

RRCarotid ultrasound
Presence of carotid plaques 
(27.4%)

1 (47.9%)5 (14.3%)
2 (30.1%)8 (36.4%)
3 (16.4%)5 (41.7%)
4 (4.1%)1 (33.3%)
5 (1.4%)1 (100%)
>1 (52.1%)15 (39.5%)